Intelligence on Wheels - Winner of the International Critical Communications Awards 2016

Intelligence on Wheels was chosen as the winner of the International Critical Communications Awards 2016 in the category "Best use of TETRA for transport" with their TETRA-based Train Collision Avoidance System. TETRA - Terrestrial Trunked Radio - is a standard for digital trunked radio. It is a universal platform for different mobile services. With TETRA universal nets can be set up for carrying out operational mobile communications as a whole and completely from users like authorities, industrial companies or local transport operators.

The International Critical Communications Awards 2016 with its scope of categories offered opportunities across the full range of TETRA activity. Products, applications and solutions were evaluated in nine different overall categories.

In the category "Best use of TETRA for transport" Intelligence on Wheels was chosen as the winner. Transport services are one of the fastest-growing applications of TETRA technology. Moving large numbers of passengers requires a reliable radio systems which can meet voice and data communications needs both during quiet times and also in emergencies.

Intelligence on Wheels - Technology to increase safety, efficiency, and comfort in transportation
Intelligence on Wheels, founded in 2012, is a spin-off of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) committed to the commercialization of an innovative, award winning train collision avoidance system. It is Intelligence on Wheels' vision that every train will be equipped with their technology as additional means of technical train protection. In doing so, the safety level will be lifted from whatever safety technology is installed along the track or in the train to a higher level.

ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria
Intelligence on Wheels was incubated at the ESA BIC Bavaria from October 2012 to September 2014. The ESA BIC Bavaria seeks entrepreneurs using space technologies in a non-space environment. That does not mean rocket science, but applies to multiple application fields such as navigation and positioning, communications techniques, Earth observation, materials, processes, signals or robotics.

ESA's Business Incubation Centre Bavaria was launched in 2009 and is since managed by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). ESA BIC Bavaria and its renowned partners - DLR, Airbus Defense and Space, Fraunhofer IIS and Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Berchtesgadener Land - provide startups with financial and technical support at four branch offices: Oberpfaffenhofen, Ottobrunn, Nürnberg and Berchtesgadener Land.

ESA BIC Bavaria has four selection rounds each year. The next application deadline for the incubation programme is 9 May 2016. Apply now for ESA BIC Bavaria