Rail Automation Seminar, 2 days and 4 leading institutions, Part 1 (17th Sept) and Part 2 (8th October)
As automation, artificial intelligence and robotics technologies continue to develop, they open up many opportunities to increase railway capacity, performance and reliability, while reducing costs and improving customer experience and safety. Much is also to be learnt about how automation can be introduced effectively and safely.
Four major professional engineering institutions (IRSE, The PWI, IMechE and IET) have joined forces to deliver perhaps the most comprehensive in-depth seminar on rail automation to be held to date.
Delegates can watch 17 pre-recorded presentations from international industry experts in advance of two live 90-minute seminar sessions, which will each include an interactive Q&A session.
The speakers contributing to this conference will address a wide range of issues that arise when increasing the level of automation in the operation of a railway.
They discuss the technical, functional and operational requirements and associated solutions for the control systems, on the one hand, and the impact on the stakeholders and surrounding railway subsystems, on the other. The former include on-board staff, passengers, station staff and designers, while the latter include the influence on the wheel-rail interface, power system and station operationsopportunities and issues involved when introducing automation on existing railways.
They will also address the less constrained possibilities in new build railway systems. The contributors will evaluate currently available technologies and their implications for railway capacity, operations and asset management, and discuss options for the future. They will consider the human factors, ethical and stakeholder management issues surrounding automation, and will draw out lessons learnt from projects that have introduced increased automation.The cost of the seminar, including on-demand access to all of the pre-recorded content, is £80 for members of the institutions and £120 for other delegates (IET1546DAXK))
For booking and full programme details see https://www.automatedrailwayseminar.online/