🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
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Autonomous device for measuring track geometry, evaluation and consultancy

The idea is build autonomous device for measuring track geometry, evaluation and consultancy.

It will be something like KRAB™ device but without necessary to by pushed / pulled by human operator or by vehicle.

It will be also modular for track gauges from 545mm to 1 668mm.

Device will be monitored by GPS localization and all information will be transmitted via mobile network to headquaters or operating vehicle parked near operation area. Also GPS module will be use for detecting problems with defects on rails and for track-gradient measurement.

Will be equipped with camera for recognition of elements near the track as Signals, point motors, train vehicle detectors, platforms, tunnel detection, etc. And also another one camera will be use for recording of track for engineers which will work with data in next processes.

There will be also lidar and radar for safety on measurening area and safety for workers on the track.

2x TAPAS boards will be used for controlling of speed and traction for wheel motors.

Our team consists from engineers from Siemens Zilina, Slovakia. We want to build this device in our free time and if we will be success we want to implement in Siemens company processes. We are not focusing to win challenge but to have opportunity to work with TAPAS board and learn something new.

  • Jan Pazitny
  • May 31 2018
  • Jun 4, 2018

    Admin Response

    this idea will get two TAPAS boards

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 09:05

    Hi Jan, 

    thanks for your submission. Cool idea!
    We want to provide you two TAPAS boards.
    One of my colleagues will message you shortly.

    Nora @ TAPAS team

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 14:55

    And something else... 

    We are really excited to see your progress! 
    Please post the progress within your idea board submission.
    PS: We want to do a community call with you! Please use our doodle to find a date which fits best for you. :-)

    Nora @ TAPAS Team

  • Jan Pazitny commented
    June 05, 2018 10:31

    Hi Nora,

    Thank you very much! I appreciate it.



  • Jacqueline Hofmann commented
    June 20, 2018 13:04

    Hi Jan,

    Don't forget that the submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June! We are already curious to see the results of your project :-) Keep in mind that you still have time to work on the implementation of your idea after the submission!

    Please post your project visualization and all related documents within your idea board entry :-)


    Jacqueline @ TAPAS Team

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