Will technology make travel safer? It certainly has the potential to do so, as recent developments in the tram sector have shown. Several manufacturers, including Bombardier, are developing tools that could help to prevent collisions and overspeed incidents.
The role of urban rail is changing with the market. Automation and connectivity look set to disrupt the traditional modes of public transport provision.
Among the main messages from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 was that operators have to adapt to changing mobility needs as new modes emerge.
Next week, the international public transport community will come together in Stockholm for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit.
Siemens Mobility plans to focus on aspects of digitalisation at the forthcoming UITP Summit in Stockholm, presenting three key streams ahead of the event.
The application of digital technology to metros was a core theme at the 21st Asia-Pacific Rail conference in Hong Kong.