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Webinar: Automating the railway

Automating the railway: The business case for increased automation in rail based on the experiences of other sectors.

Webinar: Automating the railway

: June 10th 2021, 16:00 CET (15:00 BST)

Presenter: Tom Jansen, Global Domain Leader for Connected and Automated Vehicles

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What has been holding back the wider adoption of automation in the rail industry? And what can be learnt from recent advances in driverless technology made by the automotive sector?

Though automation can deliver significant improvements in service efficiency and safety, its application in the rail environment raises complex technical challenges and often provokes strong ethical debates.

How far, for example, should we be prepared to replace human drivers and controllers with computers? How can we demonstrate the safety and integrity of increased automation on our railways? How comfortable is the travelling public with driverless/unattended transportation?

In a forthcoming webinar from Ricardo, Tom Jansen, Global Domain Leader for Connected and Automated Vehicles, discusses the key challenges for automation in rail operations and explains how lessons and experiences from other sectors can strengthen the business case for automation in rail.

This webinar extends on a presentation given by Tom to the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers’ 2020 series of invitational Presidential Lectures.

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