The overall objective of CARBODIN is to develop innovative and affordable solutions for advanced Car body shells manufacturing and lightweight material strategies for railways, innovative doors and train modularity, contributing to S2R IP1 strategy. By this, CARBODIN will highly contribute to the next generation of passenger trains that will be lighter and more energy and cost efficient than the current ones. An important step for that will be the use of composite technologies, which still face barriers for full implementation such as their high costs. Another step is the modular design of interiors and low-cost manufacturing of vehicles parts.
In that context the following S2R Technical Demonstrators will play a key role in CARBODIN project: