Pantobot at FuTRO Prize Challenges Launch

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On 4th November, Henesis took part in “FuTRO Prize Challenges Launch” in London.

The event was organized by FuTRO, a TSLG (Technical Strategy Leadership Group) Future Railway project.  It is facilitated by the RSSB and includes an open innovation strand.

The Rail Technical Strategy sets out a vision for a future railway of advanced traffic management ensuring that train position and speed management delivers a high capacity, on-time railway – not to the minute, but to a handful of seconds.  This will enable a timetable tailored to the needs of the customer, using tighter planning headways from improved understanding of train performance and data sharing with the control system.  The delivery of this vision requires a significant step change in technology and operational practice and the FuTRO (Future Traffic Regulation Optimisation) programme is using open innovation to find the capabilities that are needed.

This event marks the launch of the first two challenges:
The Universal Data Challenge:
  • Can you help us manage the future railway through combining diverse data sources in a timely way?
The Supermap Challenge:
  • Can you help create an accurate and versatile map of the rail network so that we can model ways to optimise the system?
At the launch event, participants heard presentations and asked questions of the Future Railway Team, find out more about the open innovation process and FuTRO programme and met other interested parties.

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