Technology

Digitalisation of rail freight was one of the hot topics under discussion at the UIC’s Global Rail Freight Conference in Genoa, Italy, in June. Digitalisation has the potential to improve…
BRITISH passenger operators have agreed to publish more real-time information to enable tech firms to develop better travel apps under new plans announced on August 8 by rail minister, Mr…
FOLLOWING a successful pilot, City Transport (HKL) has awarded Transrail, Sweden, and Welado, Finland, a contract to implement a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) on the city’s metro network.
MENTION Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it’s difficult not to picture scenes of biorobotic androids clashing with their human creators. While the reality of AI in 2018 is rather less dystopian…
Railways are harvesting increasing volumes of data on the performance of their assets, but converting raw data into meaningful insights remains a challenge for many organisations in the industry. Keith…
GERMAN Rail (DB), Siemens and the city of Hamburg have signed an agreement to develop a fully automated S-Bahn line in Hamburg by 2021, in time for the World Congress…
FRENCH infrastructure manager SNCF Network has launched a €1bn innovation partnership called Argos to develop a new generation of computer-controlled interlockings, with Alstom, Ansaldo STS, Siemens and Thales taking part.
SILICON Sensing, Britain, has increased production of its miniature solid-state Pinpoint gyro by 30% to meet growing demand for precision levels of motion sensing.
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has begun the fleet rollout of an Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution for monitoring the status of passenger train doors.
Blockchain technology promises to cut out the middle man in financial transactions, improving efficiency for businesses around the world. But how can railways benefit and what challenges does universal acceptance…
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