VZLU is involved in the project Competence Centres of rail vehicles

Since last year is VZLU participating in Project Competence Centres of rail vehicles, which brings together all major actors in the field of railway vehicles in the Czech Republic.

The main objective of the project is to strengthen the competitiveness of the Czech Republic and the transfer of knowledge between research organizations and industrial companies in the field of traffic engineering. The project builds on previous research initiative undertaken within the Ministry of Education.

The center combines the capacity of research organizations and industrial enterprises and creates conditions for their long-term cooperation, including participation in international cooperation.

The project is for VZLU significant long-term expansion of activities into a promising technical field. The project involved Aerodynamics department that monitors vehicle aerodynamic effects on the environment and air vehicles and composite technology department, which deals with composite vehicle bodies.

This project will last until 2019.

To Competence Centre is involved together 13 organisations:

· manufacturer: CZ LOKOLEGIOSŠkoda Transportation

· manufacturer of components: DAKO-CZ, MSV ElektronikaŠkoda ElectricWIKOW MGI

· research organizations: VÚKV, VZLÚ

· testing laboratories: Eurosignal

· university:  ČVÚT PrahaUniverzita PardubiceZápadočeská univerzita Plzeň