In news that will bring good news to many commuters, the first algorithm to detect delays automatically on the tracks has been developed.
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Richard Thorp, Engineering Director at High Speed 1 (HS1) Ltd, writes how new technology, particularly artificial intelligence and digitalisation, is driving change in the rail sector as an operational aid to real-time decision making.
The competition is calling for fresh thinking from rails inventors and innovators with ideas to improve passenger journeys and decarbonise the rail network.
The technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow for the swift detection and repair of faults.
The OakTec Clean Air Gas Engine (CAGE) project trial has begun on HS2’s construction site near Euston station.
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.
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.
Vortex IoT is set to provide a fully operational and validated RODIO-TSM product - the Rail Optical Detection of Intrusions and Obstructions – Tunnel and Station Monitoring solution - to be demonstrated on Network Rail’s infrastructure by March 2021.
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with Innovate UK, has awarded 25 pioneering projects a share of £9.4 million to fund innovative projects that will make railways cleaner, greener and more passenger-friendly.
A facial biometric corridor will be introduced at St. Pancras International that will enable a digital and contactless journey for Eurostar passengers.
The £400,000 grant will see the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook develop the detailed final production design and testing of the HydroFLEX hydrogen train.
Can security surveillance systems and associated analytics work in a station environment without disrupting the rail network? Zircon Software Ltd is working to find out.
FOAK 2020 will search for participants to develop cutting-edge technology that can help make UK rail journeys faster, cleaner and greener.
The UK’s Innovation Agency, Innovate UK and the Department for Transport’s SBRI have awarded funding to HiveLOGIC Limited to provide a digital solution to help transform rail freight logistics.
As part of the First of a Kind competition, projects will receive a share of £7.8 million in government funding for innovative ideas to transform the railway industry.