Invest In The Future Of Rail
Are you a rail industry engineer or decision-maker interested in learning more about the potential of Automatic Train Operation (ATO)?
From drawing on experiences from global industries undertaking similar transformations, this study reveals the benefits of ATO and the barriers to its implementation. You will gain guidance on how to overcome challenges to implementation, such as cost, staffing, legislation and regulation, safety, and technology.
- Learn from 21 ATO experts, representing key mainline rail stakeholders across varying organisations
- Understand the challenges of the rail industry, the promise of ATO, the challenges to be met and the deployment schedule
- Identify trends and effective strategies for success
The state of the mainline rail industry: An industry in desperate need for of technological and economic change
The mainline rail industry across Europe faces acute political, economic, societal, technological, legal and environmental challenges.
We are constantly on the lookout for qualified professionals; it is complicated to recruit project managers, cybersecurity experts and systems engineers for the sector.
Expert voice – Rolling stock manufacturer, Spain
The promise to revolutionise the industry: ATO is leading to more efficient, cost-effective and modern travel
As the solution to many current industry challenges, experts regard ATO as the future. Lowering energy consumption, improving the passenger experiences, and increasing capacity are three ways ATO will transform the industry.
The envisioned timeline for ATO: Big digital and automation in the next three decades
In recent years, key rail industry stakeholders have started to invest increasingly in ATO trials. Looking towards the future, the UK and Germany are leading the way with the industry now viewing ATO as not only possible, but necessary. ATO will, however, not happen overnight – but rather through phased implementation.
Fast-tracking ATO: Addressing and overcoming potential barriers
As the success and acceleration of ATO implementation requires a comprehensive approach, the industry must work together and include a broadest range of stakeholders, perspectives, and experiences.