FLEXICOACH - Nutzeroptimierte Schienenfahrzeuge

The aim of the project FLEXICOACH is a rail vehicle interior system design, which allows passengers the best possible satisfaction of needs and optimal use of travel time and at the same rates through extensive standardized solutions in the production as possible.
Efficiency and the attractiveness as well as the acceptance of the rail system can be improved significantly. The project FLEXICOACH investigates the feasibility or desirability of different systems and creates the basis for further technical realization. 

The task of the Media Computing Research Group is to investigate current standards in the media section of rail vehicle interiors, and to plan the media equipment in the rail vehicle interiors. This concept includes information and service system, that are tailored to customer needs, as well as an optimal infrastructure at the traveler’s seat.


Rüger, B., Simic, G., Tauschitz, P., & Wendelken, M. (2018, April 16). Improvement of rail accessibility especially for eastern European countries. Proceedings of 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018. Transport Research Arena TRA 2018, Vienna.
Rüger, B., & Ostermann, N. (2018, April 16). Rail operator and passenger friendly efficient rail vehicle interior. Proceedings of 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018. Transport Research Arena TRA 2018, Vienna.
Panzera, N., & Rüger, B. (2018). Haltezeit bei hochrangigen innerstädtischen Verkehrsmitteln – Einflussfaktoren und Optimierungspotenziale. ETR - Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau Mit ETR Austria, Juni/2018, 72–77.
Dietrich, B., & Rüger, B. (2018). Bahnreisen mit Familie – Anforderungen an die Mobilitätskette. ETR - Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau Mit ETR Austria, Juni/2018, 14–18.
Radosavljević, A. R., Lučanin, V. J., Rüger, B., & Golubović, S. D. (2017). Rolling Stock Doorways Compatibility with Platforms at Serbian Railways. FEM Transactions, 45(1), 77–82. https://doi.org/10/gh3743
Rüger, B., Matenberger, P., & Benz, V. (2016). Efficient Railway Interiors – Experiences Baggageless – Baggage Logistic System. Road and Rail Infrastructure IV, Proceedings of the Conference Cetra 2016, 823–829.
Tauschitz, P., Judmaier, P., Michlberger, F., Stürmer, I., & Viertelmayer, A. (2013). The Future of Passenger Transport – an Overview to the Most Innovative Service and Comfort Concepts of Train Operators. 21st International Symposium EURO-ŽEL 2013.
  • netwiss GesmbH
  • Universität für Bodenkultur, Institut für Verkehrswesen
  • ÖBB Personenverkehr AG
  • Siemens AG Österreich
  • FH JOANNEUM - Studiengang Fahrzeugtechnik
Gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie in dem Programm „IV2Splus - Intelligente Verkehrssysteme und Services plus“
05/31/2012 – 05/30/2013
Involved Institutes, Groups and Centers
Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research
Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies
Institute of Health Sciences