Intelligent Railways: 21st Century Transformation on Track
Rail can easily be transformed into an agile, efficient and responsive operation by using new and existing technologies, and integrating real-time information to intelligently address operational, capacity and management issues.
Global demand is currently outpacing available capacity. Aging systems and operating models cannot keep up with demand for this inherently efficient, resource- and emission-friendly mode of transport. The business white paper “Intelligent Railways” examines how technology can enable the railway of the future, one that is all about the integration of operational, telemetry, sensing and other data to optimize assets and create an enhanced customer experience.
Applying Technology to Drive Innovation
When applied efficiently, technology can play a key role in any industry. The full potential of integrating sensing technologies and intelligently using the vast amounts of data that sensors generate has yet to be realized, but it is without doubt one of the greatest opportunities open to the 21st century rail carrier.
The development of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies, combined with existing trackside IoT equipment, has provided the technical infrastructure for a new kind of railway.
It’s all about information and what you do with it. The intelligent railway, made possible with advanced technology, communicates with systems across the infrastructure, inside and outside of a carrier’s own networks, bringing information to the right place at the right time, enabling intelligent operating systems and informing strategic decisions.
Read the full paper to learn more about:
- The factors driving demand for efficient rail transport
- The elements of an intelligent railway
- How our offerings help create an intelligent, holistic, enterprise-wide solution that significantly improves ROI and minimizes further capital expenditure