Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Christian Schindler
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Joint Technology Initiatives
Project duration:
01.10.2016 to 30.09.2019
EU contribution:
999.598,75 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730836.  


Smart Automation of Rail Transport


SMART main goal is to increase the quality of rail freight, as well as its effectiveness and capacity, through the contribution to automation of railway cargo haul at European railways.

In order to achieve the main goal, SMART will deliver the following measurable objectives:

• complete, safe and reliable prototype solution for obstacle detection and initiation of long distance forward-looking braking,
• short distance wagon recognition for shunting onto buffers,
• development of a real-time marshalling yard management system integrated into IT platform available at the market.


  • Universität Bremen, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Univerzitet u Nišu, Serbia
  • Harder Digital Sova d.o.o. Niš, Serbia
  • Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria