At VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg, substantial renewals are lying ahead. All 42 underground twin railcars of the first „Nürnberg DT-1“ series, serving passengers for nearly 40 years, are to be replaced by 21 four-car articulated metro trains, starting in 2018. For this extensive project, VAG relies on r2p’s technology: in all new trains, the recorders, cameras and monitors will be “Made in Flensburg”. The respective software will be developed and delivered by the team in Flensburg, too.
The Nuremberg-based public transport operator has earned a worldwide reputation an innovative enterprise by launching Germany’s first fully automatic underground in 2008. In the first step of the current project, new trains will be earmarked for the underground line U1 that is presently operated under driver control, while they will be pre-equipped for fully automated operation. Central for the successful driverless operation are passenger security and the installed technology’s system stability. r2p’s solutions will immediately contribute to both aspects.
René Seliger, Project Director and Shareholder at r2p, says: "This confidence placed in us by VAG Nürnberg confirms r2p’s conviction that customer-specific solutions are not only in line with innovativeness, but that they can be enormously rewarding for both partners. The entire r2p team is glad to be part of this project.”
The rapidly growing r2p Group, headquartered in Flensburg, Germany, operates internationally in 27 countries with subsidiaries in Denmark and Brazil. The group cooperates closely with a partner company in Taiwan, a sales office in the United Kingdom, and local manufacturing in India.
As a market leader, we develop and distribute software and hardware for rail and road vehicles, mobile video surveillance and telemetric solutions with great passion. Our experienced Swedish investor, Alder AB, with a total investment of more than 110 million euro, provides us with ongoing support for our mission.
r2p – Rail and Road Protec GmbH has its headquarters in Northern Germany, close to the Danish border. We develop and sell intelligent technology systems for the mobile sector with highest quality standards: CCTV, passenger counting, Infotainment and fleet management with real-time data transfer for rail and road vehicles. Through our idea our customers need only little hardware for an optimized solution, which is economical and ecologically beneficial at the same time.
Our closeness to the Scandinavia is also reflected in our committed German-Danish team. We are passionate about our work. Our goal is to capture the international market with our core competences mobile CCTV and telematics, backed up by our Swedish investors, the Alder AB, who have an overall investment potential of 110 million Euro. In the railway sector alone, the Alder Group - together with r2p - has an annual turnover of 55 million Euro.