Shift2Rail Executive Director Carlo Borghini took part in the European R&I Days panel discussion dedicated to railways of the future. The discussion took place on 24 September 2019 in Brussels, and hosted panellists from Shift2Rail, SNCF, UIP Rail, and the European Passengers’ Federation.
During the session panellists emphasised that coordinated, joint efforts are needed to use the potential of digitalisation and automation to make rail operations and the rail industry more competitive on a global level.
Our Executive Director Carlo Borghini pointed out that Shift2Rail and its members are focusing on developing technology which delivers appropriate solutions for passengers and freight. All panellists agreed that it is essential to build an R&I programme allowing to move from research and innovation to industrialisation and deployment, to deliver impact for European citizens.