THALES: A series of talks on the challenges facing the transport industry as digital technologies develop will take place on Thales’ stand at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019.

Arnaud Besse will address the future development of CBTC signalling, while Walter Kinio will give a presentation entitled ‘The path to an autonomous train’. Amaury Jourdan, meanwhile, will consider how artificial intelligence is going to impact rail networks and their operations.

Pierre-Antoine Benatar will take a slightly different angle by looking at what lessons on digitalisation the transport industry can learn from nature, and Victor Borges will examine how value can be extracted from data, which is being collected in volumes and at speeds hitherto impossible.

Looking to the future, Trude Solvang will address the topic of skills. As digitalisation changes the nature of jobs in the rail sector, how do businesses change their culture to avoid a skills shortage in the coming decades?