Connected Rail.

Connected rails, stations and trains offer numerous opportunities for an improved customer experience. Besides door-to-door mobility of passengers, the optimized and automated goods transportation opens additional new potential.

With digitalization, the business model of rail transport changes: were trains, stations and rails once solely assembled of mechanical and electrical parts, they are now complex systems of hardware, sensors, software, connectivity and data.

Through the ubiquitous networked connections between people and things, the time of the digitized rail traffic has come. This creates opportunities for new business models around flexible door-to-door mobility and individual use of travel time. Intelligent, networked systems also create new opportunities for monitoring, controlling, optimizing and automating the transportation of both passengers and freight. That is what we call “Connected Rail”.

For a successful digital transformation, innovation projects in four areas are essential:

  • Enhance individual mobility
  • Optimize & automate transportation
  • Connect trains & infrastructure
  • Create digital capabilities & processes

Project examples

M2M platform for Connected Rail: Support of an invitation of tenders regarding the development of a M2M connectivity platform

Digital transformation: Analysis of railway companies regarding the level of digitalization in the DACH region

Data quality in IoT platforms: Assessment of the quality of selected data sources that are being maintained by a mobility provider