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Experts discuss about the mobility of the future at Thales

Panel discussion with: Günther Ofner, Executive director of Airport Vienna, ÖVP transport spokesman Andreas Ottenschläger, moderator Eva Komarek, Chief Editor for Trend Topics of Styria Group, Johann Pluy, Member of the board of ÖBB-Infrastruktur, Hannes Boyer, CEO of Thales in Austria and Josef Fiala, Executive director of Asfinag. Photo: Stanislav Kogiku

Digitization is changing the way we move.

In a world that is increasingly fast moving, the digital revolution opens up new opportunities – for companies as well as for the public sector – creating new challenges at the same time.

Under the motto "Set the route for digitisation", Thales organised an Open Day on 21 May to showcase digital solutions for the mobility of the future in the railway sector. In addition, we are pleased that our expertise in Digital Identity & Security as well as our innovations for Air Traffic Management - especially the Virtual Reality Tower simulation - has aroused great interest.

In the evening, top-class experts discussed about potential opportunities and risks of the new mobility during a panel discussion under the title "Transport Infrastructure: Connected, intelligent, digital".

In an exciting talk the experts addressed important topics of the future. Among other things, that mobility is a basic need and in spite of increasing traffic, to abandon or limit it can never be a solution, but only the technology. The speed of coordination within Europe would need to increase, to allow rail infrastructure to be used in the best possible way internationally, which is especially relevant for freight traffic. Despite congested highways, many freight companies still prefer the road due to the shorter transport times, which can be seen in the enormous increase of 5.6 percent. Digitalisation can bring benefits in most areas. Technology, a suitable corporate culture and, above all well-educated staff are prerequisites for this.

Here you can find a more detailed report on the panel discussion (available only in German).