Deutsche Bahn will utilise innovative technology to make it possible for travellers to book their rail journey across multiple international rail inventories and distribution systems directly at railway stations.
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The rail industry is harnessing innovative digital solutions that can benefit the railway sector. A world in which trains are never late and rail travel is cheaper, safer and more efficient is on the horizon thanks to radical innovation and technology that has marked the next stage of rail’s digital revolution.
What are the trends and challenges in rail digitalisation and how is the industry moving forward to embrace and adopt solutions?
The e-ticket barcode readers, which help to limit the spread of COVID-19, will also be installed at another 29 stations across the GTR network.
The Innovate at HS2 2020: Small Business Research Initiative is open to small and medium-sized enterprises who will receive support to put together research and development plans for their proposal.
The Australasian Railway Association has said that prioritising innovation will provide the certainty needed to support increased private sector investment and would drive skills development and jobs creation in the rail industry.
The USHSR has welcomed FS's expertise and participation in the U.S. high-speed rail market, particularly looking to the Californian high-speed programme.
The ￡5.4 million contract for Hitachi ABB Power Grids, as part of ongoing work with UKPNS, will realise projects to digitalise high-speed rail in the UK.
By making the live data publicly available, passengers will be able to discover how accessible a station is prior to their journey.
The Railway and e-Mobility Test and Technology Centre will focus on next generation of electric propulsion technology in pursuit of a cleaner future for transportation.
By utilising machine learning, Network Rail can increase prediction accuracy, reduce delays, unlock early risk detection and enable significant cost savings.
Knorr-Bremse Switzerland is to integrate Israeli startup Rail Vision's electro-optic obstacle detection systems into SBB Cargo shunting locomotives for extended prototype testing.
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
By installing the driver assistance system on its trains, DB Regio can cut consumption by up to 11.5 million litres of diesel per year.
Innovate UK has selected Hexagon’s Geospatial division to conduct a research project that will result in faster and higher-precision mapping of railway infrastructure through the use of artificial intelligence.
As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is investing ￡36 million to transform Manchester’s railway signalling system and improve journeys for passengers and freight.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has submitted to the Federal Register a final rule allowing railroads to use ultrasonic inspection technology, augmented with global positioning system (GPS) technology, to employ continuous rail testing.