Blockchain Train

Blockchain for a safe and maintainable train traffic management

We envision a future Blockchain-enabled railway management system, where all assets on the rail are “smart”, able to communicate and take decisions by themselves. We are building an H0 scale miniature landscape that mimics a real railway setting. All the assets in this model (locomotives, train detectors, switches, signals) are smart nodes built around a Raspberry Pi microcontroller. Above this infrastructure, a distributed software framework  implements the Blockchain protocol. The results of this research will show whether a Blockchain-enabled  self-organized rail management system can prevent critical situations and anticipate regular maintenances in a more efficient way.