RailData continuously follows latest trends and monitors needs of its current and potential users. Based on these activities, RailData proposes and works on concepts for additional functions and services.
This mobile and web based application targets to small railway undertakings (RU’s) without extensive IT systems. It will close the gap in the information chain whenever a train is operated by a subcontractor. It can support first & last mile and transit processes. WDI 2 will use consignment data from ORFEUs and other available information (i.e. wagon technical details) to ease capture train and wagon data, needed by partner RU’s. WDI 2 will enable bi-directional transmission of Hermes train pre-advices and ISR track & trace messages. This project is in design phase and is co-sponsored by DB Cargo and Lineas, but is open for other interested companies.
An internal study investigates the possibilities and different options in how to connect GPS wagon sensor data to the ISR Track & Trace system. A preliminary document is available for further discussion with Expert Groups and membership management representatives. Many wagon keepers equip their wagons with GPS position reporting devises, but this information is not available to RU’s, who transport these wagons. ISR could receive the GPS wagon data and use it for several purposes. With information from other sources, ISR can identify which RU is involved in current wagon run and make the GPS data available for this RU.