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Increase capacity, safety and reliability with intelligent infrastructure
Railway transformation is becoming reality – especially in the area of transport infrastructure. Everything is becoming connected and moving towards automated driving based on traffic demand. Leverage smart signaling solutions to enable smooth and efficient daily operations and flexible capacity control to be a reliable and effective mode in seamless door-to-door journeys.
Mainline next-generation signaling solutions are paving the way towards a digital railwayWe provide flexible, reliable and safe railway signaling solutions with long years of expertise developed by our well-trained staff. Increase the value of your business sustainably over the entire lifecycle with smart migration strategies and innovative solutions for future-proof investments. Prepare for the next generation with ETCS, reduce hardware substantially through digital interlocking systems, and realize automated and optimized driving with our traffic management systems in combination with high-quality onboard units.
How digitalization is evolving intelligent rail infrastructure
Digitalization offers entirely new opportunities for flexibility, effectiveness, and efficiency in rail transportation and significantly advances the networking of mobility offerings. Learn more about our visions for a digital future in intelligent rail infrastructure.
Our transport infrastructure has reached a turning point. With ongoing urbanization, the demand for mobility is continuously growing. At the same time, new technologies are changing our mobility options and the way we travel, challenging operators to adapt in order to streamline operations and enhance as well as expand their offerings for better passenger experience and availability. Learn how to benefit from our digital solutions by leveraging big data and connectivity for a digital future.
Connectivity: the basis for intelligent infrastructure
All elements making up today’s rail infrastructure produce massive volumes of data that can be gathered, stored, and processed. Railway operators therefore have countless opportunities to benefit from all this data; from optimizing entire fleet operations to preventive maintenance and needs-based servicing at the right time. Hundreds of sensors and control devices located in trains, locomotives and infrastructure are able to provide vast amounts of information. With comprehensive storage technologies and cloud-based services, we can now gather this data and process it further to realize improved overall network performance, cost effectiveness, passenger throughput.
System Performance Dashboards: maintaining an overview in the data jungle
Providing on-the-spot system insights for 100 percent transparency: Siemens’ new System Performance Dashboard is a cloud-based tool for analyzing your assets. As an innovative application on MindSphere, the extremely user-friendly dashboard provides customer-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) for full transparency regarding punctuality, network utilization, condition and capacity, with just a few clicks.
Building Information Modeling (BIM): efficient asset lifecycle management
As a revolutionary digital planning and working method, Building Information Modeling (BIM) brings together the work of all stakeholders involved in railway project management and infrastructure and asset management. It enables the digital recording of an entire rail network and uses digital models of a setting to record and manage relevant information and data and share it among all the parties involved. It was on this basis that Siemens developed its “Digital Track Services,” a special digital process for rail infrastructure.
Automated Driving: flexible capacity optimization
Automated driving is reality and technologies range from semi-automated trains to fully driverless operation. Trains can be coordinated long before they arrive at bottlenecks in the network so that they can pass through in succession and without delays. In the future, it will be possible for vehicles to be automatically routed and effectively controlled along the braking curve, even in complex networks. Our control system Trainguard ATO uses traffic management data and vehicle information to calculate the ideal speed profile for the current conditions at any time. For more environment-friendly, safer and more reliable rail transportation.
Digital Interlocking: a stepping stone towards cloud-based signaling
Digital interlocking already exists – and is becoming the key for efficient signaling systems. The new interlocking architecture is dissolving the geographical assignment through highly available IP-based communication infrastructure allowing also decentralized power supply concepts. This is coming along with a bundle of advantages like centralization in signaling data centers, scalable availability concepts, combination of safe and non-safe applications on one platform and last but not least a significant reduction of cable cost and other infrastructure and utilities.