Artificial Intelligence – The rise of the machines
Assuring the safe operation of artificial intelligence systems.
Safety and risk management: help or hindrance to innovation?
There is a common perception in industry that safety and risk management can be a blocker to progress and innovation, or that it is a ‘tick box’ exercise to be endured rather than embraced.
Proportionality – avoiding ‘one size fits all’ solutions
Proportionality is a fundamental attribute of modern risk management.
Cyber risk for the rail engineer
Cyber security issues have pervaded almost all aspects of life as daily data breaches and hacked websites testify. In the rail sector, where previously isolated control systems have become connected to the internet, we have seen a new challenge emerge for engineers tasked with ensuring system reliability, availability, maintainability, safety and now security (RAMSS).
Common law – the harmonisation of european rail safety
The Common Safety Method on Risk Evaluation and Assessment (CSM REA) became a legal requirement in July 2012 throughout European member states. It applies to proposers of all significant changes to mainline railways.
Sending the right signals – new signalling technology for the Jubilee Line
On 23 June 2011, a new signalling technology, known as 'moving block', was quietly enabled on the Jubilee Line of the London Underground. While passengers may have been oblivious to this change, the new technology allows the number of trains per hour to increase and journey times to reduce without changing the existing infrastructure - an improvement that will come into its own during the 2012 Olympics.