Innovation is in our DNA

From the moment it was formed, Talgo has been inextricably linked with innovation. Indeed the company was established on the basis of a specific innovation - the independently rotating wheelset with guiding system. This was a major creative and entrepreneurial milestone at the time and has remained the foundation of the company's success.

Technological Innovation

 

Using its idea of an independently rotating wheelset with guiding system as the starting point, Talgo has continually built on this concept to develop various technological innovations which have placed the company at the forefront of the railway sector. These include its variable gauge system (RD), natural tilting, variable gauge for driving axles, bi-axle running gear with independently rotating wheels and high-speed and very-high speed trains. Never straying from our commitment to innovation, we continue to work on disruptive projects that will substantially improve our present and future products.

Hympulso, proyecto de cadena de valor del H2 renovable

En consorcio con otras 6 empresas, Talgo lidera el proyecto Hympulso, que busca el desarrollo de la tecnología del hidrógeno aplicada a la movilidad ferroviaria integrando toda la cadena de valor, desde la generación del hidrógeno renovable, pasando por la infraestructura de suministro, su utilización en trenes y su impacto en las infraestructuras ferroviarias.​Talgo desarrolla un nuevo CET hidrógeno-baterías para sustituir el actual CET de tracción diésel de un Talgo 250 dando lugar al tren con cambio de ancho más versátil y limpio del mercado que puede traccionar indistintamente alimentado por catenaria, baterías o mediante la combinación de pilas de hidrógeno-baterías, lo que le permite circular por líneas convencionales y de alta velocidad.

Talgo lidera un consorcio de seis empresas (4 grandes corporaciones y dos pymes) que persiguen el desarrollo de la tecnología y el conocimiento local sobre la aplicación del hidrógeno en la movilidad ferroviaria, a la vez que se superen las barreras que hoy en día retrasan la transición hacia una movilidad ferroviaria limpia basada en hidrógeno renovable.​

Hympulso, proyecto de cadena de valor del H2 renovable

​El resultado de Hympulso dará respuesta a una serie de retos en los distintos niveles de la cadena de valor de hidrógeno renovable:​

Product

Producto

Talgo trains that are highly competitive in terms of interoperability, capacity, accessibility, efficiency, safety and maintenability.

Cross-sector Solutions

Transversales

Innovative technological solutions providing sustainable growth are developed.

Shift2rail

Shift2rail

Shift2Rail (H2020) is the big European initiative focused on advanced technologies into innovative rail product solutions.  

Corporate innovation

 

In today's market, the concept of innovation must be viewed from a much more global perspective. That is why Talgo takes a cross-sector approach when fostering and developing technological innovations. The company believes that by creating and putting corporate tools and services in place, the seeds of innovation are sown in all areas of the company.