The IRSE's International Technical Committee has published a paper on "Strategic Drivers of Change in the Signalling Industry". Looking at global trends, it explores the primary drivers of technological change that the worldwide rail industry must address. The paper offers thought-provoking opinions from both the operator and the supplier perspectives. The paper is available via http://bit.ly/2CL7iAP.
The IRSE and the UK & Ireland Section of the IEEE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing the two organisations to collaborate on events of mutual interest, professional development, and standards development. Specifically, we are aiming for the following:
* Where appropriate, invitations to be extended to each other’s members to attend events and meetings organised by one of the two organisations.
* Hold our first joint event in 2018, possibly focussed around the theme of “Ethical considerations when applying technology”, with a specific focus on rail and autonomous vehicles.
* IRSE involvement in IEEE standards development work.
The IRSE's 2018 Convention will be in Switzerland from 28 May to 1 June, and booking is now open for members. The principal theme of the Convention is "Safety in Long Railway Tunnels". You can find out more by going to our dedicated Convention website, or to the IRSE website where you can download all the booking information or apply online.