Project details



Intelligent Innovative Smart Maintenance of Assets by integRated Technologies

Start date: 01.09.2016

Duration: 36 months

Coordinator: ANSALDO STS S.p.A.

Budget: 7.29 M€


IN2SMART is a project of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, according to Shift2Rail Multi-Annual Action Plan (MAAP), and is made of the following three interlinked Technology Demonstrators (TDs):

  • TD3.7: Railway Information Measuring and Monitoring System (RIMMS).
  • TD3.6: Dynamic Railway Information Management System (DRIMS).
  • TD3.8: Intelligent Asset Management Strategies (IAMS).

IN2SMART delivers the strategic research and early stage development essential to fulfil the TDs objectives in their entirety within the framework of Shift2Rail. These TDs deploy an overall concept for Intelligent Asset Management based on the following three main interlinked layers:

  • Measuring and Monitoring systems to collect data from the field related to the railway assets status: IN2SMART will develop unmanned systems for “remote” monitoring; track geometry, switches & crossings and signalling monitoring systems; innovative measurement of train parameters and wheel defects combined with rolling stock identifications systems.
  • Data management, data mining and data analytics procedures to process data from the field and from other sources: IN2SMART will develop standard open interfaces to access heterogeneous maintenance-related data; analytic tools to automatic detect anomalies, discover and describe maintenance workflow processes and predict railway assets decay towards prescriptive maintenance.
  • Degradation models and decision making tools to support maintenance strategies and execution: IN2SMART will lay the foundation of a generic framework for asset management and decision support process. This framework will specify the scope, objectives, workflow and outcomes of the decision-making process for maintenance interventions planning, and will be the enabler for the development of future decision support tools and systems. IN2SMART will also develop an optimised tamping tool and a robot platform for maintenance works.

IN2SMART will complement the work of the IN2RAIL lighthouse project to reach a homogeneous TRL4/5 demonstrator. The following Grant will start from IN2SMART to reach the final Integrated Technology Demonstrators that will deploy the overall concept of Intelligent Asset Management.

List of achievements

Access the project results here.


Contact person: Carlo Crovetto
Address: ANSALDO STS S.p.A.