Rail Vehicles

Dr. Michael Meyer zu Hörste

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1988-1995: Studied mechanical engineering at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
  • 1995-2001: Research Associate at the Institute for Control and Automation Technology at the Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Since 2001: Research Associate, DLR Institute of Transportation Systems, Braunschweig
  • Since 2012: Chairman of the European Association of Accredited ERTMS Laboratories
  • Since 2015: Member of the Governing Board of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking of the European Commission
  • Main research areas: Railway control and safety technology, signalling and railway operations

Novel rail vehicle systems for the mobility of tomorro

This course examines current and future developments in the design and operation of rail-based transportation systems. Technical innovations and new service concepts will be considered from a variety of perspectives.

Lecture content

  • The Railway of the Future: Interoperability and Intermodality
  • Designing tomorrow's rail system: Breaking down historical structures
  • Innovative rolling stock concepts and their prospects for market integration
  • Door-to-door mobility: Can demand-driven rail transport contribute to the development of rural areas?
  • Perception and customer acceptance of vehicle and mobility concepts and new requirements for operators, operating personnel and incident management