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Perfiles de seguridad de caucho muy duraderos para sistemas de tráfico basados en carriles (líneas de tren y tranvía) que permiten utilizar la bicicleta de forma segura y prevenir accidentes en la ciudad


Oferta Tecnológica
Una empresa alemana especializada en productos extruídos de caucho ha desarrollado nuevos perfiles de seguridad de caucho para sistemas de tráfico basados en carriles. En las grandes ciudades, las líneas de tren y tranvía cruzan a menudo las calles y carriles bici, causando numerosas situaciones de peligro o incluso accidentes. Los carriles con garganta también implican un riesgo, ya que las ruedas de las bicicletas pueden resbalar e introducirse en ellos. La nueva solución consiste en un perfil especial de caucho que llena el espacio dentro de la estructura del carril, permitiendo a los ciclistas pedalear de forma segura sobre los carriles. Las ruedas de los trenes o tranvías solidifican el perfil de caucho en los carriles y facilitan la circulación de los trenes. Gracias a sus propiedades elásticas, el perfil recupera su forma original. La empresa busca compañías y autoridades públicas en el campo de ingeniería y planificación de tráfico para establecer acuerdos comerciales con asistencia técnica.


Highly durable rubber safety profiles for rail-based traffic systems such as tram lines which make cycling safer in inner cities by closing gaps to prevent bike accidents
A German company specialized in rubber-based extrusion products developed new rubber safety profiles for rail-based traffic systems. The cost-efficient and highly durable bike-safe rail tracks are applied in rail covers and rail crossings in inner cities with high rail and bike traffic, thus preventing bike accidents and making cycling safer. Seeking companies and public authorities with interest in traffic engineering and planning for commercial agreements with technical assistance.
A German company specialized in manufacturing of rubber-based extrusion products has developed new rubber safety profiles for rail-based traffic systems. As similar and comparable solutions for tram lines are currently not available on the EU market the company has been starting with in-house research and testing of prototypes, with a very positive feedback by end users in inner cities.
Nowadays cycle and e-bike traffic increases in city centers worldwide. This requires new concepts and technologies of traffic infrastructures, especially in the field of public city traffic. Since in bigger cities railway and tram lines are often crossing streets and bike lanes many dangerous situations or even accidents occur. In this context, particular risks emanate from grooved tram rails, because bicycle tires can slip into and get stuck in those grooves. Severe injuries are often the result of such bike accidents.
The newly developed rubber-made rail tracks are an ideal solution for closing the gaps in such traffic areas and thus make cycling in cities safer. The novel solution consists of a special rubber profile filling out the space within the structure of the rail tracks. This allows cyclists to safely ride over them while the flanged wheels of trains or trams solidify the rubber profile in the tracks allowing the railed vehicles to easily roll on. Thanks to its elastic properties the profile returns to its original shape the instant the applying pressure of the passing trains/trams is lifted, refilling the space in the tracks.
· Small components are arranged within conventional rail track channels
· The fastenings for the elastomer profile are outside of the operational field
· The included draining channel allows for a complete rinsing of the system. Thus dust, stones or other particles and foreign bodies do not accumulate in the groove.
Assembly position:
· Suitable for assembly into track bends with the smallest of radii
· Suitable for assembly into track switches (branch tracks) and into extension devices
Certifications / licences:
- Elastomer compliant with DIN EN ISO 5470-2 (abrasion resistance)
· Crate construction compliant with DIN EN 1433, load class D400
· Track guidance certification
· Stray current insulation as per DIN EN 50122
The product significantly contributes to accident prevention involving cyclists or pedestrians and thus ensures the health and safety of citizens. As a consequence, the overall acceptance of rail-dependent local public transport services improves considerably.

Seeking companies of any size with interest in business fields related to traffic consulting, planning, engineering and implementation to test, adapt and apply the new solution in city centres.
Furthermore, public transportation companies, traffic infrastructure authorities, decision makers of transport service operators and relevant approval authorities are sought to jointly adapt the solution to end user requirements. Preferring commercial agreements with technical assistance for both target groups. Generation of new projects are also welcome.
Advantages and Innovations:
Main advantages:
· Protection of bicyclist by avoiding wheel seizing in the rail groove
· Reduction of slip danger on wet rails (rainy weather)
· High protection of pedestrians by avoidance of twisting an ankle in the rail groove

Significant improvements in safety and function:
· The track system forms a completely closed surface to allow cyclists and pedestrians to cross safely.
· It provides additional capacity used to ensure the removal of foreign bodies (e.g.) which otherwise become lodged in the tracks.

Highly cost-efficient thanks to standard components:
· Conventional rolled profiles can be used as tracks with the new system.
· Usage of standard mounting possible (corrugated panel -Y- rail clamp)

Low efforts for maintenance and servicing:
· The system allows for quick and easy rail replacement without the need for complex construction work.
· It is possible to machine clean the system by unscrewing the cover plates.
· The rails can be repaired using a simple reprofiling/welding process.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
- PCT patent granted for the profile;
- PCT patent for the system applied for, but not yet granted
- Existing patents valid worldwide

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Type/Field of activity:
· Companies of any size
· Decision makers/transport service operators
· Public and approval authorities

Seeking partners for commercial agreements with technical assistance:
· Companies of any size with interest in business fields related to traffic consulting, planning, engineering and implementation of traffic projects: to test, adapt and apply the new solution in city centres
· Decision makers of local transport service operators: to jointly adapt the solution to end user requirements
· Public traffic infrastructure authorities and relevant approval authorities: to verify the proof of concept for the relevant city/area or local traffic requirements

Activity to be performed:
· Cooperation in order to jointly plan and implement tramway tracks that are safe for bicycles and pedestrians
· Generation of new projects in related fields are also welcome


Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 50-249
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Languages Spoken:


Technology Keywords:
02007016 Caucho
02002014 Extrusion
03004008 Plásticos y caucho relacionado con ingeniería y tecnología química