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The Future of Railway
Rail transport meets the environmental requirements of the future, but faces competition from autonomous cars, carpooling and air transport. AKKA’s experts are convinced that digital technologies will enable the rail sector to improve its appeal and capacity, especially when fully integrated in the design, operation and maintenance phases.
The first people to benefit from these developments will be rail passengers, for whom transport services will be greatly improved: more accurate scheduling, easier ticketing, increasingly reliable on-board connectivity and real-time passenger information (delays, connections, advertising) in stations as well as on board the trains.
With regard to trains and infrastructure, innovation will focus on control systems and communication with signaling systems in order to fully automate the railway sector and improve traffic flows. The challenge for the future relates to the volume of data exchanged and exploited, including information about location and weather conditions.
Finally, with the deployment of railway infrastructure in China and India, we believe digitalization will provide significant operational advantages. Inspections over large areas (which are sometimes difficult to access) will be facilitated by the use of robots, predictive maintenance will enable robotic repairs, and speed and energy consumption will be optimized thanks to better system-wide integration.
- All areas (8)
- Rolling stock design (1)
- System engineering (4)
- High Integrity Software (2)
- Infrastructure (1)
Rolling Stock design
Capacity to deliver sub-assemblies from specifications to entry into service.
Integration of different types of data across rail networks.
System engineering and RAMS is one of AKKA Railway’s key activities.
AKKA is able to support every phase of signaling projects.
AKKA offers a wide range of activities, including: authoring and production of technical documentation, 2D/3D illustration and technical publication.
AKKA has developed proven digital technologies to offer end-to-end solutions for rail clients.
AKKA is able to support customers in the full design, development and integration of TCMS solutions.
AKKA’s competencies cover the infrastructure auditing and consulting spectrum, with a service catalogue that includes digital modeling, space planning and 3D projection.