Telecommunications and Technology Forum


Over 100 delegates attended the ARA Telecommunications and Technology Forum in Melbourne on 31 October 2018, where delegates discussed various technological developments in the Australasian rail industry. At the event the ARA released the Smart Rail Route Map interim report which aims to drive a coordinated industry focus to the adoption and deployment of telecommunications and technology initiatives within the industry. TTF panellists highlighted the challenges and opportunities associated with the deployment of new technologies and communication systems, with skills, collaboration, culture and data highlighted as priority areas for action. Danny Broad, CEO, ARA announced at the Forum that the ARA Board agreed to establish the Executive committee to guide the project’s long-term implementation following the project’s completion in late 2018.
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Acknowledgement: Smart Rail workshops/meetings are a key input of the Rail Manufacturing CRC-funded project – R3.3.2: Development of a Smart Rail Route Map. The Rail Manufacturing CRC is funded jointly by participating rail organisations and the Australian Federal Government’s Business Cooperative Research Centres Program.