Alstom launches ‘Digital Experience Centre’ for next-generation signalling solutions development in India

Alstom unveils its ‘Digital Experience Centre’ dedicated to the advancement of next-generation Signalling solutions development in India. This initiative aims to facilitate the execution of projects in Urban, Mainline, Freight & Mining (specific market) projects along with the integrated cybersecurity, Security & Telecom and SCADA features.

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Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, inaugurates India’s maiden Digital Experience Centre, a testament to rail OEM innovation. Located in Bangalore and spread over 5000 sq. ft. The Digital Experience will be the hub for executing Urban, Mainline, Freight & Mining (specific market) projects along with the integrated cybersecurity, Security & Telecom and SCADA features.

  • With this centre, Alstom now boasts its largest signalling lab infrastructure covering 60000 sq.ft. in India, aligning with the company’s vision of making India a global hub for technology and innovation. This dedicated experience centre is poised to support over 7 million hours of engineering work for Indian and global projects.
  • Citing a study by GII, the market for railways signalling systems anticipates substantial growth. The global railway signalling systems market is projected to witness a CAGR of 9.5% over the forecast period from 2022 to 2030. Alstom’s signalling lab infrastructure in India today addresses more than 40% of its worldwide R&D needs.

Commenting on the lathe of the Digital Experience Centre, Mr. Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India said, “The rail network in India, both urban and mainline is becoming highly modernised and complex, this makes it more important than ever to develop advanced Signalling solutions to drive safety, efficiency, and improved passenger experience. In addition to our excellent manufacturing and engineering capabilities, we are proud to be now leading the charter of rail technology innovation with the launch of this centre in India. As the leaders in sustainable mobility, we look forward to developing modern signalling solutions by harnessing the country’s vast talent pool, moving forward the innovation goalpost in our industry.’’

Highlights about the Digital Experience Centre:

  • The centre will facilitate learning, adaptation, experimentation, simulation, and validation of Alstom’s new signalling solutions for advanced industry hardware and software innovations.
  • It will conduct complete simulations of world-class signalling technologies, including the one developed for the NaMo Bharat, India’s first semi-high speed regional train.
  • Moreover, the centre will leverage IoT, IoB for Security and Telecom-related domains, GenAI applications (OpenAI based), and blockchain for innovation projects in railway applications.
  • These initiatives aim to enhance Alstom’s business capabilities, efficiency, and inspire a culture of innovation within the organisation.
  • The centre’s extensive infrastructure will speed up localisations of solutions and R&D programs, drive innovation in India, and support the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government.

Other key highlights include:

  • Centralised demonstration of Operation Control Centre depicting all train movements in a project
  • Remote system monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Display of safety-critical hardware, trackside equipment, innovation booths, and interactive information on all signalling gears
  • Complete end-to-end tests for projects and R&D software delivered from India.
  • Built leveraging emerging technologies such as AI, Big Data, intelligent maintenance, LTE, and cybersecurity.
  • Mobile app enabled solutions.

This strategic move not only propels Alstom’s technological capabilities but also contributes to India’s innovation landscape, advancing the nation’s position in the global rail technology sector.

Source: Alstom- Press Release | Images Credit: Alstom

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