The conversion of the rail industry to digital technologies poses special challenges in terms of safety, especially on the software side. These are to be met with the specification of a Safe Computing Platform.
Potential uses of very precise train location data are being assessed from a trial installation of Thales’ Robust Train Positioning System on a Great Western Railway Class 150 diesel multiple-unit in Great Britain.
When SpaceX engineers join forces to form a new company, technological innovation is highly likely. The Californian start-up Parallel Systems is dedicated to developing autonomous rail vehicles for freight transport.