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Can we extend even more the life cycle of our trains? Yes, with Technology Refreshment


Author/s: Adriana Molero Alonso, Alberto Sols, Isabel Fernández Fernández

The lifespan of a railway vehicle, as a whole, is much longer than the life cycle of some of the technological components that incorporate. The evolution of technology involves the quick obsolescence of some systems which are outdated even before its commissioning. Trying to solve this problem arises the concept of Technology Refreshment, to anticipate the expected evolution of technology from the design phase, preparing the vehicles so they can easily incorporate new features and functionality that extend the life cycle within appropriate levels of technological upgrades.

Keywords: Technology Refreshment, railway vehicle. life cycle, maintenance.

Publication: Vía Libre Railway Research Nº 1 - March 2011 pp. 89-93


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