Sep 2017

Hornby BIG DATA Project

Overall Purpose of the Role: There is a big push to make railways more effective and increase capacity. The main opportunity is to run trains closer together and autonomously. We are building a model railway that can be used to explore possibilities for this. The main theme will be to use an existing model railway set-up that already has digital control. See the set up...

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Jun 2016

Will a data driven approach replace RAMS and conventional safety engineering?

If one looks through the railway safety and reliability standards, EN50126 / EN51028/9 and the recommended activity at each life-cycle stage it will be seen that nearly all the items are data driven. Using Big Data and Machine Learning we could eliminate a lot of the work done now by safety engineers. Of course you would have to follow a more formal system engineering...

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