#Rail

“Freight shipments are becoming increasingly autonomous, compartmentalized and spontaneous”
In Motion
“Freight shipments are becoming increasingly autonomous, compartmentalized and spontaneous”
Freight haulage offers plenty of potential for greater sustainability. Transportation expert Professor Gernot Liedtke explains what technologies lend themselves to such improvements and what role the government should play in that regard.
September 2022
Amazing trains
In Motion
Amazing trains
For almost 200 years passengers and goods have been hauled on tracks. Trains, trams and subways are time-tested and popular means of transportation. Here’s a look at seven of the most remarkable trains, tracks and stops around the world.
September 2022
“The key to sustainability lies on the railroad tracks”
In Motion
“The key to sustainability lies on the railroad tracks”
Rail is among the most efficient means of transportation but a lot of its potential remains untapped. An interview about challenges and solutions with Dr. Michael Holzapfel, Senior Vice President Business Unit Rail at Schaeffler.
September 2022
“We can handle heavy-duty too”
In Motion
“We can handle heavy-duty too”
Schaeffler exhibits at the IAA Transportation for the first time: Automotive CEO Matthias Zink provides insights into why Schaeffler's technologies and products are perfect for transforming the transportation industry towards greater sustainability.
September 2022
Flying on a train
Future Life
Flying on a train
While the Hyperloop has not made its way into the real world of transportation yet, an even more extreme idea is approaching at high speed: the Aeroslider maglev concept.
October 2021
Everything under one eco-roof
Future Life
Everything under one eco-roof
Västerås, a city with a population of 120,000, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Stockholm, is going to receive a pioneering ­mobility center.
October 2021
On a roll
Engineering
On a roll
Friction is a decelerator. Who’d be in a better position to know this than bearing specialist Schaeffler? Weight and aerodynamic drag hamper the urge of moving forward as well.
December 2020
Trains in transition
In Motion
Trains in transition
Europe has the most close-meshed railroad network in the world. It will take an innovation boost for rail operators to seriously compete in transcontinental passenger transportation.
December 2020
Back to the track
In Motion
Back to the track
Rail transportation had its heyday in many parts of the world up until the middle of the 20th century but was subsequently neglected. The return to the railroad confronts Brazil with major challenges.
January 2019
Cathedrals of mobility
In Motion
Cathedrals of mobility
Static structures as symbols of dynamic momentum: Around the world, magnificent train stations are impressive urban islands of permanence in a world of fast-paced mobility.
July 2018