AN INTEGRATED INFORMATION AND TYPE SHEET SYSTEM FOR RAIL VEHICLES
A comprehensive integrated system based on the theory of properties of technical products has been developed and implemented on MS Excel. It currently covers 179 property characteristics for each of 49 variants of 20 regional rail vehicles RRV types of 10 leading European competitors. The system enables user friendly modifications and systematic extensions and enables easy conversion for any class and type of technical product. The next aim is to search especially for information which is not generally available, for example, accessible only at users, repair shops, and so on, to provide engineering designers and engineering designer managers with even more effective support for their conceptual decisions.