Autonomous technologies in Rail- Anticipating Expectations

Strengthening of global collaboration in railway research, development and innovations

Exchange of knowledge and experience in research, development and implementation of autonomous railway systems, especially on mainlines with mixed operation; defining challenges and opportunities of railway autonomation; sharing of opinions regarding perspective areas of research and technological break-throughs in the field of autonomation.

Date and Time of the Webinar

June 9, 2021,
from 13:00 to 16:00 o’clock CEST

Relevance of the Topic

At present, rail autonomation, has been playing a major role in further rail development. Moreover, it will be an integral part of the railway system of the future, one of its most important competitive advantages. Therefore we must anticipate expectations of the future right now.


It is expected that experts from the Association of American Railroads (AAR), China Railway (CR), Network Rail (UK), RZD Holding (RF), Rio Tinto Group (Australia) and SNCF (France) will speak at the webinar. UIC members and all other interested parties are strongly encouraged to participate.

Expected Results

Amid growing competition from alternative modes of transport, improving the understanding of the need to strengthen collaboration of all parties engaged in research, innovations and development in the world’s rail sector; enhancing the understanding of challenges, opportunities and areas of autonomation development, especially on mainlines with mixed operation.


English and Russian.


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Tuesday 4 May 2021