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A final test train ran from Cagliari to Decimomannu in Sardinia on February 24 as part of the ERSAT EAV project to integrate ERTMS with Galileo satellite positioning and public telecoms networks to provide a low-cost train control option for regional and low-traffic rail routes.
Technology partner Ansaldo STS suggests that ERTMS life-cycle costs could be significantly reduced using ERSAT EAV, with saving of up to 60% in the telecoms component. RFI hopes to have the first commercial deployment in place by 2020, and envisages that the technology could be developed for use on busier routes and high speed lines.
The ERSAT EAV testing has been undertaken in Sardinia since February 2015 as part of the European Horizon 2020 research programme. The project was managed by the 3InSat consortium which brought together RFI and Ansaldo STS with the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency and the Italian and European Space agencies.
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