Trains Get Smart: Knorr-Bremse & Nexxiot Connect Rail Industry

In a nutshell: Rail giants Knorr-Bremse and Nexxiot team up to bring smart train technology to market, boosting efficiency, punctuality, and maintenance.

Knorr-Bremse and Nexxiot, a Swiss asset intelligence specialist, are launching a suite of smart products to revolutionize train connectivity. This partnership aims to:

  • Improve train availability, operational efficiency, and punctuality.
  • Generate steady growth for Knorr-Bremse’s Rail division, reaching lower double-digit million-euro revenues by 2025.
  • Create a foundation for high-growth digital business models in connectivity, cloud solutions, and software as a service.

Key points:

  • Smart analytics of data from braking systems and others will optimize train performance.
  • Knorr-Bremse Node and Hub collect and transmit data to the Nexxiot Cloud for analysis.
  • Cloud-based AI and algorithms generate insights on train location, condition, maintenance needs, and potential malfunctions.
  • User-friendly dashboards allow for efficient fleet management and operation.
  • Solutions are compatible with both new and existing trains, offering retrofitting options.
  • Major customer projects are already underway in the UK and USA.


  • Dr. Nicolas Lange, Knorr-Bremse Rail division: “Digitalization offers enormous opportunities to enhance cost, operational efficiency, and reliability. With Nexxiot, we’re creating a new level of connectivity for improved train services.”**
  • Stefan Kalmund, Nexxiot CEO: “Together, we’re shaping the future of the rail industry. Our partnership will bring efficiency and reliability on par with other transportation segments.”**
  • Dr. Maximilian Eichhorn, Knorr-Bremse VP Digital Products: “Our collaboration has yielded market-ready products for new and existing fleets. Real-time data unlocks precise insights on train condition and maintenance, keeping more trains on tracks and fewer in workshops.”**

Benefits for the rail industry:

  • Reduced costs through optimized operations and predictive maintenance.
  • Improved punctuality and reliability of train services.
  • Enhanced safety through early detection of potential issues.
  • Transition to sustainable, reliable, and efficient rail mobility.

Overall, Knorr-Bremse and Nexxiot’s collaboration marks a significant step towards a smarter and more efficient future for the rail industry.


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