Research & Development

Research & Development: The Foundation of Success

The continuous development and enhancement of both our technology and the know-how of our employees is the key to HVLE’s success. We ensure an uninterrupted transfer of knowledge via regular interaction with technical universities and research institutes, with whom we work closely to test the latest technical developments. Such pilot projects are the first to be applied to actual railway operations.

Noise mitigation measures for large diesel locomotives

Project for noise mitigation for the large diesel locomotive “Blue Tiger” - in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Technische Universität Berlin

  • Reducing the noise level by up to 7 dB
  • After modification, the locomotive now complies with all TSI Noise limits

Advanced Training Seminars

In cooperation with the Association of German Rail Technical Colleges - VdEF

  • Driving simulator seminars, e.g. for energy-efficient driving
  • Practical training of train drivers

A variety of research projects in cooperation with the Technische Universität Berlin

  • Regularly scheduled noise seminars
  • Testing newly-developed derailment detectors and automatic brake tests
    (in cooperation with Knorr-Bremse)

Current Activities

  • Development of an optimized bulk carriage wagon - Faccns
  • Study about the wear and tear of bogies - in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute
  • Project for the development of advanced driver assistance systems
  • Project for the optimization of freight wagon aerodynamics
  • Research project for automatic wagon recognition using RFID