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Thales buys Cubris, paves way for autonomous train

COPENHAGEN, June 5, 2018

Thales, a global leader in aerospace, defence, security, space and transportation sector, said it has successfully completed the acquisition of Cubris, a leader in Driver Advisory Systems (Das) for Main Line Rail customers.

The leading Danish company said its advisory system allows real-time and fully secured exchange of information between the railway system and the train driver in order to optimise the driving of the train and reduce CO2 emissions. On this basis, Cubris also offers a key technology for the future autonomous trains.

Cubris is perfectly suited to support railways operators’ big ambitions to address the growing needs of an increasingly train centric and automation oriented demand in railway signalling, it added.

Millar Crawford, the executive VP for Ground Transportation Systems at Thales, said: "With the acquisition of Cubris we are paving the way for improved rail efficiency and autonomous train. Combined with our established expertise in other key digital assets, Cubris’ talents and technologies represent a tremendous accelerator of our digital strategy for the benefit of our rail customers."

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Cubris has developed and delivered a well-recognised Das called GreenSpeed, already in service in Denmark (DSB and Lokaltog), in the UK (South West Trains) and in Sweden (Transdev) and being implemented by Transdev in Germany and by Finnish Railway (VR).  

Cubris CEO Sune Edinger Gram said: "We are proud to be now part of the powerful group of Thales and convinced we can bring our solution and the value we can propose to our customers to a next level, profiting from the strong engineering capabilities and cross functional synergies from e.g. the digital aviation cockpit."

"Thanks to this acquisition, Thales is strengthening further its offering and positioning within the Rail Traffic Management segment, building upon the recent market successes and positioning strongly in one of the key technologies driving the performance optimisation of its customers," stated Gram.-TradeArabia News Service




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