How fast is the Italian AGV Italo?
Italo currently uses only very high speed type Alstom AGV (Automotrice Grande Vitesse) trains that use the same traction system of the train that on 3 April 2007 set the world rail speed record at 574.8 km/h. AGV is an entirely new concept, designed to travel at 360 km/h.
Who owns Italo train?
Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), which owns Italo, was launched in 2006 by a number of Italy’s high-profile private investors, including Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Diego Della Valle of Tod’s. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was among the founders of NTV.
What is AGV in manufacturing?
AGVs are used to transport and load pallets of finished goods directly into standard, over-the-road trailers without any special dock equipment. Automated guided vehicles have advanced technologically, and there are a number of advantages to automating using them to improve manufacturing operations.
Does Germany have bullet trains?
The ICE (InterCity Express) is a high-speed train that connects all major cities in Germany. With speeds up to 300km/h, this is one of the fastest ways to travel between cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.
What is the difference between the TGV and AGV?
The AGV was promoted in 2002 as a complementary high-speed train to the TGV Duplex, offering higher speeds for less busy train paths, while a double-decker AGV was posited as a future possibility by Alstom. The new design was the first high-speed train design in modern times that had inter-vehicle articulation and distributed traction.
What is the history of the AGV train?
An AGV design, initially named “TGV 400” was presented in Barcelona in early 2000 as part of Alstom’s bid to supply high-speed trains for the Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line. Initial specifications were for a train with distributed traction (total power 7.2 MW), seating 359 in a train 180 metres long,…
What are the new features of AGVs?
The initial AGV design incorporated a number of new features: an electrically-activated active suspension (in the transverse direction to movement), used to limit oscillations between car and bogie; and eddy current brakes, fitted to the end bogies. Both technologies had been previously trialled on TGV sets.
Who are the customers of the Alstom AGV?
Alstom’s first, and for the moment, only customer for the AGV was Italian company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). Alstom submitted its bid to supply NTV with high-speed trains in March 2006. On 17 January 2008 NTV ordered 25 eleven-coach, 460-seat AGV trains, for €650 million.