The high-resolution imagery from satellites and aircraft can produce detailed maps of habitats, helping Network Rail to identify likely biodiversity ‘hotspots’ found alongside Britain's rail network.
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With the expected introduction of 5G on railways, which will inevitably result in the application of more technologically advanced capabilities – such as IoT or AI – Huawei is on hand to support railway operators in improving their digitalisation efforts, enabling advances in safety and security across all aspects of…
The technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow for the swift detection and repair of faults.
With a wide range of digital solutions - including its Smart Rail ICT architecture, AirFlash 5G Microwave enterprise solution and Urban Rail Cloud platform - Huawei is supporting the rail industry in its efforts to digitalise, particularly in the areas of connectivity, cloud infrastructure and artificial intelligence, in order to…
Over past years, worldwide railway operators have been challenged more and more with higher demands. Urbanisation, increasing mobility and higher standards on safety and sustainability have led to a more demanding playing field. At the same time, investments are declining. Mark de Vries, CEO of voestalpine Track Solutions, recognises these…
Over the last five years, Infrabel, the Belgian rail infrastructure manager, has made a strong commitment to the digital transformation of maintenance to further improve the safety and quality of rail transport in Belgium. For Global Railway Review, Annelies Stevens, Manager of Switches, covers the many challenges of this transformation…
Priya Agrawal, Deputy Chief Signal and Telecom Engineer at Indian Railways, explores how the fourth largest railway network in the world is taking a smart approach in shifting from periodic maintenance to condition-based and predictive maintenance regimes.
The PantoSystem uses deep learning combined with ultra-high-speed 3D laser scanners and offers an Al Cloud Service with its Web-client platform.
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Initially, KONUX will work to digitalise 1,300 switches so that Deutsche Bahn passengers can travel more reliably by train on heavily congested lines.
Take a look at Global Railway Review's most read news stories of 2020, including an app to help social distancing on trains, the world’s first two hydrogen trains successfully completing trial passenger services, and American high-speed rail project developments.
Joffrey Lauthier, Director of Sales, Rail & Transit at Humatics, explains how ultra-wideband (UWB) technology can be used to boost train performance, increase rail network capacity, provide critical positioning in GPS-denied areas and ensure safety by providing precise location of trains, workers, and materials.
As part of the Sensors4Rail joint project, Deutsche Bahn (DB) is to initially equip a S-Bahn Hamburg train with innovative sensors that monitor the surroundings in front of and next to the train.
Christian Fritz, Vice President for Customer Service & Project Management of the Diagnostic and Monitoring Technologies for Infrastructure Department at voestalpine Signaling Austria GmbH, writes that the development of intelligent switch machines is fundamental in the digital transformation of rail networks.
There are a number of tools you might use when planning and managing a project. But one tool seems to be more ubiquitous than any other – spreadsheets. Moving away from spreadsheet models for your most important projects can feel overwhelming, but why is it important to move to more…