In the framework of InnoTrans 2016, UNIFE organised a Dialog Forum event on ERTMS. The session, moderated by Chris Jackson, Editor in Chief at Railway Gazette, focused on the planned evolution of ERTMS.The Fourth Memorandum of Understanding is paving the way for a more synchronised implementation of ERTMS, explained Michel van Liefferinge, UNISIG General Manager, in his opening statement.
The session was the occasion to address the current and future developments linked to ERTMS: Jan Plomer, Deputy Director for Rolling Stock at Czech Railways explained the development of Automatic Train Operations (ATO) in the Czech Republic; Nazzareno Filippini, Head of the Research and Development addressed the plans regarding the deployment of ETCS Level 3 on the Italian network. Michael Mikulandra, Head of the Next Generation Team at Kapsch AG and Fiammetta Diani, Deputy Director of the Market Development Department of the European agency for the Global Navigation Satellite System (GSA), provided details about current developments in their respective fields: the next generation of telecommunication system for ERTMS (the successor of GSM-R) and the application of Satellite positioning in railways.
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