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Six striking solutions for the next generation of railways

Shift2Rail presented more than 20 cutting-edge solutions for a ground-breaking transformation of railway systems on 18-21 September in Berlin at InnoTrans 2018, the largest rail trade fair in the world, attended by more than 160,000 visitors. It was the first time Shift2Rail presented concrete results, barely two years after starting its R&I activities. We have gathered for this newsletter six innovations Shift2Rail presented at InnoTrans. See how participants in our projects are inventing the next…

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Shift2Rail Opening Ceremony: The future of railways starts here

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) had a strong presence in its first appearance at InnoTrans, the largest rail fair in the world – presenting the first results of the initiative, barely two years since its inception. From 18 to 21 September 2018, Shift2Rail presented 20+ demonstrators, the building blocks to develop the next generation of railway systems in Europe. Watch the video here: Shift2Rail at InnoTrans 2018.   Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta…

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Carole Desnost, Chief Innovation Officer, SNCF: More value from data, the key to unlock the railways of the future

At this particular moment, the railway has to reinvent itself to become the backbone of sustainable mobility. Thanks to all the possibilities digital transition offers, we can imagine new ways of designing, building, maintaining and operating railways. This is especially important for mobility companies, as data means new business models that entail higher efficiency and customer satisfaction. Data is everywhere. For example, sensors located throughout the infrastructure will help develop predictive maintenance to prevent breakdowns and disruptions. Data on precise location of trains in the network and their surroundings generated by sensors will support management of autonomous trains and increase lines capacity making traffic…

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