Thales acquires driver advisory developer

Thales announced the closing of the acquisition of Danish company Cubris, a leader in Driver Advisory Systems (DAS) for main line rail customers, optimising train driving thanks to real-time information and decision-making by the driver.
DAS allows real-time and fully secured exchange of information between the railway system and the train driver in order to optimize the driving of the train and reduce CO2 emissions. On this basis, Cubris also offers a key technology for the future autonomous trains.
“With the acquisition of Cubris we are paving the way for improved rail efficiency and autonomous train. Combined with our established expertise in other key digital assets, Cubris’ talents and technologies represent a tremendous accelerator of our digital strategy for the benefit of our rail customers,”
Millar Crawford, Executive Vice-President for Ground Transportation Systems at Thales said.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Cubris employs 15 people. The company developed and delivered a Driver Advisory System, already in service in Denmark, used by DSB and Lokaltog, in the UK (South West Trains) and in Sweden (Transdev) and being implemented by Transdev in Germany and by Finnish Railway (VR).
By this acquisition, Thales is strengthening its offering and positioning within the rail traffic management segment.