An Authorisation Framework for Actively-Controlled Running Gear

Roger Goodall, Licciardello Riccardo, Peter Hughes, Rickard Persson

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A Shift2Rail funded research project called RUN2Rail has investigated a range of new technologies for railway rolling stock. The project included a task on the use of active suspensions, and one of the subtasks was to propose a strategy supporting the authorisation by safety authorities for highly innovative mechatronic vehicles to be placed on the market. The incorporation of electronics and control into suspension systems is still at an early stage, so this paper provides a framework for a practical and efficient authorisation strategy, primarily based upon existing European regulations and standards but in general applicable worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1079
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
Issue number9
Early online date28 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


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