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CARD/1 Software with new Vehicle Dynamics Check Package according to the German Guidelines Ril 800.0110

Dialog window to enter the track geometry to be checked and the check criteria.

All check criteria are listed in a clearly structured results report.

Thies Rickert, CARD/1 rail expert, talks shop with a trade fair visitor.

The IB&T GmbH will be launching its newest product to design track facilities at the InnoTrans 2010: the Vehicle Dynamics Check Package according to the German Federal Railways current guidelines no. 800.0110 for track alignments.

The new CARD/1 module meets the demands of both beginners and experts. During the route design phase CARD/1 supports the planning engineer by setting standard values or by displaying warnings whenever value limits have been exceeded. The program also now provides a comprehensive and ready-to-print report for all route elements. Route design errors can thus be reduced to a minimum. The program checks any horizontal elements (straights, circular curves, transition curves) as well as the vertical elements (gradients, gradient changes) and the cant gradients. Even switches and platforms are taken into account. The designing engineer can decide whether to plan the route as a slab-track system or even suitable for trains using tilt technology. Assigning different speed strings immediately lets you assess the optimization potential and reconstruction expenditure when increasing the design speed – a real highlight.

Most of the routes of the Federal German Railways and similar regional networks are planned using CARD/1. The software’s seamless data model and uniform user interface guarantees one-stop project work: beginning with the geodetic network adjustment and the route design right through to the ready-to-deliver final drawings.

The company behind the software, IB&T GmbH, from Norderstedt near Hamburg, will launch its new CARD/1 Version 8.4 at the InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin. GEO DIGITAL GmbH from Düsseldorf, an IB&T subsidiary, will also be present at this trade fair. Its own software GEOPAC is widely used by local German public transport authorities who run their own track networks for trams and subways.