Railways discuss digitalisation agenda
The worldwide railway organisation UIC recently held its annual plenary meeting in Paris (France) with a global panel of speakers presenting a wide range of topics under the headline of “Railway 4.0: standardisation for a fully-integrated digital railway system”.
The presentations focused on how standards, recognised as a key lever to increase system performance, can achieve cost reduction and how they can enlarge the range of personalised services in order to facilitate the digitalisation agenda.
The core message from all the speakers was that the benefits of digitalisation will depend on the collective capacity of the railways to achieve a higher level of modelling and standardisation of the various processes. (ben)