With increasing pressure to deploy more trains on existing tracks, a state-of-the-art traffic management system is a must. As a global technology leader for more than 30 years. Our NetTrac ARAMIS (Advanced Railway Automation Management & Information System) is the ideal solution to optimise capacity through automatically detecting conflicts and proposing operational solutions. A proven, fully modular solution, ARAMIS is part of Thales’ broader NetTrac suite of products. Controlling more than 55,000 trains per day, ARAMIS is in operation with 18 different customers across the globe (including in Germany, Israel, Austria, Finland and Denmark).
The Internet of Things has created new possibilities for customers to gain information about the way their assets are performing, and make data-driven decisions. ThalesLite4ce is a revolutionary smart sensing solution based on optical fibre sensors, which provides higher reliability, lower installation costs and reduced maintenance and operational costs, risk and complexity. It can be used to measure the speed of trains, and even their weight, helping rail operators to determine how many passengers are on board or if a freight wagon is overloaded.
Thales’ axle counters have been deployed in Australia since 2011 and are currently in operation with various rail operators including Queensland Rail, Rio Tinto, Aurizon, MTM and Sydney Trains. Other field equipment provided by Thales includes point machines, LED signals and Train Protection Warning System equipment.
Artificial intelligence and big data
Thales can help you take advantage of the latest big data tools such as Passenger Flow Analytics to predict, monitor and manage passenger movements; combat overcrowding; and make better decisions in areas ranging from the timetabling of services to fares policy. Our APIS Software Application Platform creates, distributes and presents transport-related information on any device and about any means of transport. This gives customers the ability to plan multimodal journeys and meets their expectations of more customised and personalised
Cybersecurity for increasingly complex networks
While digitalisation makes transport faster, safer and more comfortable, it also exposes operators to new threats. Networks contain thousands of field elements and each one is a potential weak spot. Thales, helps our customers to safeguard their operations by ensuring that critical systems, ranging from signalling to fare collection, are Cybersecured by Design. Compliance with industrial cybersecurity standards such as IEC62443 is at the core of our strategy. We are also continually strengthening our solutions to prevent hacking and reduce risks to passengers, staff and infrastructure.