Rail Vehicles

Telematics & Maintenance

In the area of telematics and maintenance, the Chair of Rail Vehicles focuses on the development of telematics and sensor systems as part of the research projects for the digitization of rail freight traffic and for the monitoring and analysis of condition-based maintenance and for freight cars. The relevant measurement data, such as temperature, humidity and internal pressure for tank cars or accelerations in three spatial directions from the car body, can be recorded and evaluated with numerous sensors. The collected sensor data can be used to plan predictive maintenance activities in advance. In summary, the focus is on the following topics:

  • Analysis of required sensor technology

  • Diagnostics, evaluation and modeling

  • Implementation of the GPS system in freight cars

  • Automation in freight traffic

  • Wireless monitoring and control via GSM



Jonas Vuitton

Research assistant


+49 30 314 29886


Office SG14
Building SG12
Room SG12 402
Address Salzufer 17-19
10587 Berlin
Consultationby arrangement by phone or e-mail