24 February 2021

GATE4RAIL Final Conference was held on Monday, 22nd February through Teams app due to Covid-19’s limitation to organize physical events. The event gathered 50 participants, including project consortium members, stakeholders from the rail industry, the aerospace sector and various research centres.
The first session of the event included the welcome and extensive summary of the main achievements and results of the project from Alessandro Neri (Project Coordinator). Fabio Senesi (Head of ERTMS Program at RFI) presented RFI vision of the satellite technology introduction for the acceleration of the ERTMS plan.
The rest of the session was dedicated to present the activity of the technical work package related to the Automated Update of Test Environment (WP5), Continuous Integration, Automated Test Repetition and Evaluation (WP6), Railway Scenarios Requirements and Test Cases Definition (WP2), Methodology for the Characterization of GNSS errors in the Railway environment, (WP3) and Geo-distributed simulation and verification platform (WP4). During the second session of the event project partners demonstrated main functionalities and capabilities of the geo-distributed simulation and verification infrastructure developed and designed in the project. After the presentation of the test campaign and all the modules that constituted the platform two ERTMS simulations were performed one in Spain and another in Italy.
Alessandro Neri summarized the main conclusions including the presentation of the proposed future evolution main impact of the platform.
GATE4RAIL Final Conference finalized with a proactive and instructive dialogue between the participants and the consortium where the standardization of the satellite positioning solution and the modification of the CCS TSI to include some requirements were discussed.
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