Trains transport millions of people to their desired destinations every day. They must always arrive on time, even though it’s not always possible. But Siemens is actually working on trains that will never be late anymore.
Sounds unbelievable, right? Yet the company says it could be a reality in the foreseeable future, thanks to Big Data and predictive analytics.
Siemens AG is one of the biggest railway infrastructure companies in the world. It serves rail operators in more than sixty countries. Siemens says that it will soon be able to guarantee their customers almost one hundred percent reliability.
The company calls its concept ‘Internet of Trains’. It’s obviously a part of ‘Internet of Things’, which aims to connect technologies, that we use every day, together online.
Not only Siemens says it will make trains much more efficient, it will also make them competitive with airlines. And since trains are mostly nature-friendly, this could benefit our planet too.