Dr Stuart Thomson
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Rail Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre
11:00 AM Smart Freight and Railroads: Long Term Communications and Technology Developments to Ensure the Longevity of Freight Rail
In a recent study on Smart Rail, Stuart will discuss the next generation of rail technologies that can be integrated, supported and introduced in Australia’s major rail and freight rail projects, in particular telecommunications and smart systems. It will explore how it will enable smart asset management and maintenance and the applications for freight rail and supply chains to inform strategic future planning.
- Creating a long term strategic framework for digital and communication technologies that can be applied to freight rail construction and ensure longevity of all physical assets
- Prioritising smart rail initiatives as a means to improve freight customer cost-effective services and on-time delivery
- How it can create a harmonized and integrated approach with other multimodal transport systems to enable seamless services and journeys