Sensors4Rail at the ITS World Congress 2021

At the ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, Digital Schiene Deutschland and its cooperation partners Siemens Mobility, HERE Technologies, ibeo automotive and Bosch Engineering test sensor-based perception systems live in train operation during special journeys in the cross-industry pilot project "Sensors4Rail". State-of-the-art sensors on a S-Bahn Hamburg vehicle provide precise information about the train's surroundings and exact position. Based on this data, trains can be optimally controlled in the future and, for example, run at shorter intervals, which would bring more capacity to the railways.

Understanding the project Sensors4Rail

What are the goals of the Sensors4Rail project and which partners are on board? Learn more here.

Sensors4Rail: An innovative collaborative project for the future of mobility on the railway.

Experiencing the Sensors4Rail project live at ITS

Here you will find all the important facts about the Future Rail Experience Tour at ITS 2021 in Hamburg:

  • When: 11th October – 15th October 2021
  • Where: at the Digitale Schiene Deutschland Exhibition booth (booth coordinates: Hall B5, Booth N° B5102), on our Future Rail Experience Tour on the train (starting point Hall B2, Boarding Area) or virtually in our live streaming Event.

Experiencing the Sensors4Rail project virtually via live streaming

14 Eyes detect their surroundings - State-of-the-art sensors provide precise information about the train's surroundings and exact position.
Sensors4Rail Animation
The live animation shows what the innovative technology detects in and on the train and how it locates the train.

View the train ride with different eyes

With our live streaming, we offer you the opportunity to bring part of the Future Rail Experience Tour of ITS 2021 home to your screen: experience the journey of the special train in our virtual live broadcast and see what the digital eyes of our train see.

Experts from Digitale Schiene Deutschland will moderate the streaming, accompany you on the train ride and explain the live animation as well as the innovative technology of this pilot project.


Experience our recorded live streaming event here. Enjoy the virtual ride!

Timetable Sensors4Rail on the Future Rail Experience Tour @ITS 2021

Timetable of the Future Rail Experience Tour ITS 2021 - Live and virtual via live broadcast on social media.

Dressing up for the ITS World Congress

There was a lot to do in the run-up to the ITS! In July, our train underwent a dress-up, which you can get an impression of here:

Sensors4Rail Dressing up for ITS Worldcongress.
Renovation and foiling in fast motion.

You would like to learn more about the Sensors4Rail? Click here to go to our project page.