Digitalisation

5G network at Newcastle Central from 2021

By summer 2021, the passengers travelling via Newcastle Central Station will have a fast and reliable internet connection. British train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will deploy the 5G network at its hub in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Robots improve the manufacture of wagons

The United Wagon Company (UWC), a key manufacturer of freight wagons in Russia, has introduced a new robotic complex. It will be used for the arc welding of intermediate beams. With its help, the company...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Alstom gears up for ATO tests in Germany

French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom plans to perform the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) tests in Germany. The research project will start in 2021. Meanwhile, the automated operations on a regional route in Lower Saxony are...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Vision sensors provide more safety for shunting

Israel-based start-up RailVision has concluded the first order in the European rail market. It provides for deploying the company’s solution dedicated to the shunting operations. The digital system equipped with vision sensors is able to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UIC launches new real-time ticket control system

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has made a significant step towards real-time control of passenger tickets. With the help of Dutch company Hit Rail, it launched the Electronic Ticket Control Database (ETCD) that allows...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Cybersecurity, source: ENIFA

Hackers attack Stadler IT network

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail has been attacked by hackers. The perpetrators had tried to damage the company’s IT network. Stadler Rail has immediately initiated the required security measures.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

GSM-R: key features of railway communication

The RailTech Academy continues the online sessions. Its third course was devoted to the GSM-R. Eildert van Dijken, a Principal Consultant at Strict, has delivered an insightful presentation of this issue explaining its features, functionalities...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Computer vision for self-driving trams in Shanghai

After successful tests of the autonomous tram in Moscow, Russian company Cognitive Technologies is planning to develop an AI-based computer vision system for the Chinese market. This needs for testing and launching the self-driving trams...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko