THALES Austria GmbH

  • Industrial Partner
  • Lead Work Package 2 (Models Development)

Thales Austria GmbH is the former “Transport Solutions Division” of Alcatel-Lucent in Austria and is part of the Thales Group since January 2007. It operates within the “Transportation Systems” division of Thales.

Thales pioneered the design and implementation of electronic interlocking systems in Austria twenty years ago. Since then a continuous technological evolution of the safety-critical product portfolio was pursuit. The key products all have to be compliant with the highest safety integrity level (SIL 4) defined in European railway signalling equipment standards (CENELEC). With this background, Thales has significant experience in the design, implementation, testing, and rollout of complex safety-critical systems.

Thales Austria concentrates on railway signalling systems and automated train protection systems. Within Thales, Thales Austria is a competence center for solutions in the area of:

  • Interlocking Systems
  • ERTRMS/ETCS Systems application level 1
  • TAS Platform (HW/SW base technology for safe & dependable real-time computing)

Thales Austria is responsible for the rail signalling market in Austria and central European countries (e.g. Hungary, Bulgaria, Rumania). Thales Austria staff is about 300 employees and gains an annual turnover of about 70 million Euros. R&D expenses amount to 10% of the turnover.



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