CoMMute project has developed a prototype of modular and multifunctional floating flooring for regional and intercity railway cars, using materials with low environmental impact.
This solution makes it possible to cut total installation costs and guarantees greater comfort for passengers by delivering improved thermal and acoustic insulation and less vibration, without increasing weight. Use of cork played a decisive role in attaining these performance levels.
The flooring prototype also includes a smart system capable of performing self-diagnosis of failures, with sensors that compile a set of relevant data for railway operators.
CoMMute is developed by a consortium formed by Amorim Cork Composites, MCG, ITeCons, Critical Materials, and train car manufacturers, and is supported by Portugal's “COMPETE 2020 – Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization in the framework of the technological research and development incentive scheme”.
Consortium: Amorim Cork Composites, Itecons, Critical Materials, MCG, and light rail car manufacturers.