DB said humans are still responsible for finding animals that need to be moved to a safe location during construction, but the dogs are slated to take over the job after training in 2022, which ends later this year. should be finished.
Jens Bergmann, DB’s Director of Infrastructure Planning, said, “The use of dogs for construction projects is new in Germany. Thanks to their good sense of smell, dogs can find protected species at any time of the year and in almost any season “
“This will help us start manufacturing more quickly.”
DB said the railway company’s trainers are working with six dogs of different breeds, who are trained to smell protected animals like crawling snakes, yellow-bellied toads, bats, wall lizards and sand lizards on railway tracks.
DB said dogs learn to recognize animal odors by smelling eggshells, as well as in different weather conditions in the climate chamber.
As the dogs explore construction sites, their handlers will record their findings on a tablet using a new digital data platform that aims to give all project participants and regulatory authorities access to real-time data about the species discovered. is to provide.
Scientists from the University of Innsbruck, Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research also accompany the dogs and their trainers.
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