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Big Data - Articles and news items

Using big data for railway operations and maintenance

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 14 June 2017 /

In their article, to be published next month in European Railway Review Issue 4 2017, Professors Diego Galar, Uday Kumar and Ramin Karim from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, elucidate the possibilities of big data in the railway industry and anticipate its positive effects on operations and maintenance (O&M) from a systems perspective.

The extensive innovations in railway digitalisation and how best to utilise and demonstrate them

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 10 May 2017 /

Graham Ellis discusses railway digitalisation, driverless trains, the utilisation of data and how to demonstrate advances in rail technology.

The impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on the railway industry

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 19 April 2017 /

What will the impact of the GDPR be for rail businesses and what steps should they be taking now in preparation for implementation?

New report shows the need for a better use of data in public transport

Rail industry news / 12 April 2017 /

According to a new report by TSC, innovation in transport is at risk because data is not being shared properly within the sector.

Transport Big Data

Upcoming events / 4 January 2017 /

4 October 2017, Munich, Germany
This new event will bring together over 300 railway professionals from across the world to learn, discuss and debate how the digitalisation of data will change the future of the railways…

Transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security says report

Rail industry news / 28 November 2016 /

According to a report published by Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the UK Transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security in the face of rapidly emerging technological developments.

What are the implications of satellite-guided digital rail networks?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 15 September 2016 /

Nigel Davies, Head of QinetiQ’s Secured Navigation group, explores the potential risks and benefits of the increasing use of satellite signals in rail networks.

Internet of Trains – How digitisation creates new value opportunities

Webinars, Z Homepage promo / 11 August 2016 /

Available to watch on-demand

Digitisation has reached the world of trains in tremendous speed. Trains are generating large volumes of data and this webinar describes how rail operators and maintainers can use such data to improve their businesses and generate more value from their assets…

Trenitalia improves rolling stock maintenance using big data

Issue 4 2016 / 25 July 2016 /

Rolling stock maintenance is an expensive and critical process for a railway company. Trenitalia has managed to make it more effective by using a dynamic maintenance system which combines the Internet of Things (IoT) with analytics and in-memory computing. For European Railway Review, Trenitalia’s CIO, Danilo Gismondi, shares the details of these all-encompassing technologies and how they are working to keep Italy’s rolling stock on track…

£4.5m advanced test facility to launch at Centre for Innovation in Rail

Rail industry news / 11 January 2016 /

The UK’s £22 million Centre for Innovation in Rail will officially open in autumn 2016 coinciding will the launch of a £4.5 million advanced test facility. Co-funded by the Regional Growth Fund, the Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield is currently in the process of delivering its £22 million Centre for Innovation in Rail […]

Swedish operator Stockholmstag develops model to predict and avoid rail delays

Rail industry news / 10 September 2015 /

Stockholm’s commuter train operator Stockholmstag has developed a model known as ‘The commuter prognosis’ that can predict delays up to two hours in the future. The operator has developed a mathematical algorithm that uses big data to visualise the entire commuter train system two hours into the future. The new system enables Stockholmstag to forecast […]

A coordinated approach proposed for the digital era at Rail Forum Europe

Rail industry news / 7 May 2015 /

At a dinner-debate held in Brussels by Rail Forum Europe, a coordinated approach was proposed for the implementation of digital technology in the rail system. In order to fully unleash digital potential, a long-term vision and coordinated approach among all rail stakeholders was recognised within the framework of the EU Digital Single Market Strategy by […]

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