Author: Kai Springwald

Megatrends in the Rail Market – COTS Products on the Rise!

Successful digitization of the rail market requires consistent standardization In the course of ever faster technological and social changes, companies have to assess and align their strategic position constantly. It is therefore vital for the management to define processes which enable them to systematically cope with situations of uncertainty. Megatrends and technological drivers must become focal points of every decision-maker, also in the rail markets. For the second time, ASTRAN surveyed experts and decision-makers from the global rail markets on their assessment of current megatrends in rail transport. This year, […]

The Digital Transformation of the Railway Industry: Digitization and Standardization Go Hand in Hand

Digitization offers the opportunity to create a new competitive structure that promotes the rail system as a whole and makes companies active in the rail market more competitive and innovative. In this regard the German railway industry faces new structural challenges. In the past, the established rail industry companies have already contributed significantly to the increasing automation of rail transport. In the future, however, the role of IT-intensive activities will become more and more important, so that even current non-industry players will discover the rail sector as an attractive industry […]