“The partnership with INESC TEC, with whom Efacec has maintained a close relationship for several years, was developed very successfully allowing us to bring solid theoretical knowledge to the industrial world to create a working group with advanced technological skills,” says José Mário Fonseca.
“This project also showed the relevance of the formal methods that are researched at INESC TEC in the development of safety-critical software, as is the case for railways”, adds José Nuno Oliveira, coordinator of INESC TEC and professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho.
This solution enables the use of advanced methods and technologies for the simplification and automation of vehicle control. It consists of combining modern sensing and monitoring systems with Efacec technologies, offering a safe, reliable and efficient automation solution and placing the company at a level of high sophistication and competence in the area of light rail signalling.
These projects were followed by multiple similar works in different geographies such as Messina (Italy), Tenerife and Cadiz (Spain), Algiers, Oran and Constantine (Algeria), Nottingham (United Kingdom), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Dublin (Ireland), Bergen (Norway), Odense (Denmark) and, currently, the extension of the Yellow Line and the new Pink Line of the Porto Metro (Portugal).