UK: Leasing company Porterbrook has announced a partnership with data science and cloud architecture consultancy Elastacloud, saying the two companies had identified ‘at least 30’ key performance indicators across the rolling stock sector that might be improved through AI.

‘Our industry produces large volumes of data that we all too easily ignore’, said Porterbrook CEO Mary Grant on August 7. ‘By intelligently analysing this data we can make real improvements to both customer fleets and passenger journeys.’