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Artificial intelligence in rail: Hype or reality?

15 May 2019 | By

Is artificial intelligence (AI) all hype, or does it mean the rail industry needs to act now to recognise, rethink and reorganise itself to embrace the advent of transformational technology? Gayang Ho, Research and Policy Development Lead at the UITP Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence (AP CTE), explores.

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Developing AI: Keeping rail innovation on track

8 April 2019 | By

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already playing a positive role in the rail industry. Analytic tools are helping customers plan and book journeys, and data is helping to provide more accurate real-time journey information. But as Daniel Beutler, President of Trainline International, explains, there is still more to do to unlock…

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Insulated rail joints: Improving performance at high maintenance track sections

27 February 2019 | By , ,

Signalling systems are part of every modern rail network. These systems create a safe and efficient operation by employing the rail as an electrical conduit for train location. To accomplish this, insulated rail joints (IRJs) are used to create blocks or independent sections of track by electrical isolation. Shortened IRJ…

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Passenger Connectivity In-Depth Focus 2019

21 February 2019 | By

There is a window of opportunity for passenger rail services to harness innovations, to ensure travelling by train remains appealing. In this technological age, this means improving mobile repeaters and Wi-Fi solutions onboard trains is a must: passengers are determined to take their digital lives with them when they travel.…

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Artificial Intelligence In-Depth Focus 2019

21 February 2019 | By

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the rail sector is critical to making the rail experience more intuitive, and to eliminate many of the disruptions passengers currently have to face. However, industry stakeholders need to adapt further to be able to access the full potential of AI…