Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Launch Predictive Maintenance Pilot Project
Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens are launching a pilot application for the predictive servicing and maintenance of the high-speed Velaro D (Series 407 ICE 3) trains. Impending faults and malfunctions as well as the sources of these problems will be identified at an early point by means of digitalised data analysis, and recommendations for vehicle maintenance then derived from this data. Downtimes can thus be avoided and the fleet’s overall availability increased, resulting in more cost-efficient vehicle operations. The project is currently planned for a term of twelve months.