The CRC for Rail Innovation - About Us


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  • RLX Survey: This work will provide a valuable resource for the industry and key partners (including government, road, rail and transport agencies). It will also provide a basis for identifying further research opportunities. Safety Culture Change: The broad aim of this project is to build a best practice model for safety culture management within the rail environment through the evaluation and development safety cultural metrics and the development of new techniques for the dissemination of cultural information. Analytic tools: Rapid advancements in train control and in-cab technologies provide opportunities for rail operators to improve efficiency and enhance operations. However, new technologies are a significant form of risk. This project aims to develop a toolkit of methods that human factors specialists can use to evaluate new technologies before they are implemented.
  • The CRC for Rail Innovation - About Us

    1. 1. CRC for Rail Innovation David George ; CEO CRC for Rail Innovation Established and Supported under Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres Programme
    2. 2. Research and Innovation to achieve more with less <ul><li>$100m research program over 7 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration between industry and universities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 50 projects underway </li></ul><ul><li>Industry driven, adoption focused research </li></ul>
    3. 3. New Broader Participation
    4. 4. 7 Themes of CRC for Rail Innovation <ul><li>The Rail CRC research program will focus on seven themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change and the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Safety & Security </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Rail Access </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Development and </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption and Commercialisation </li></ul>
    5. 5. Climate Change and the Environment <ul><li>Catalyst for Environmental Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>& Promoting Technological Change </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Noise Management </li></ul>
    6. 6. Safety & Security <ul><li>Practical Tools for Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue and Safety Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Level Crossings – suite of research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ITS for safer level Crossings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable Level Crossings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Driving Strategies (Rail Research Simulation Lab) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Route Knowledge acquisition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving strategies </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Rail Research Factors Simulation Laboratory
    8. 8. Performance 1 <ul><li>Enhanced Rail Industry Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Rail </li></ul><ul><li>Insulated Rail Joints </li></ul><ul><li>Corrugation Detection </li></ul><ul><li>Rail Grinding Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Short Pitch Irregularities </li></ul><ul><li>Rail Squat Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Sub Rail </li></ul><ul><li>Ballast Design </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Destructive Ballast Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Track Stability Management </li></ul>
    9. 9. Performance 2 <ul><li>Enhanced Rail Industry Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Wheel-Rail Interface </li></ul><ul><li>New Wheel Steels </li></ul><ul><li>Curve Lubrication </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Wear-Fatigue Lubrication </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Standards/Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extreme Weather Conditions </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Smart Technologies <ul><li>Optimised Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Uptake </li></ul><ul><li>Future Operations &Train Motive Power Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Train Planning Assessment Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic Crew Allocation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Factor Analytical Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Roadmap </li></ul>
    11. 11. Urban Rail Access <ul><ul><li>Future Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future growth strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban rail travel behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban rail demand management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Station design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Station access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Speed Rail </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. HSR in the Australia - CRC ignited the debate <ul><li>$20 m strategic study on implementation of HSR underway </li></ul>
    13. 13. Workforce Development 1 <ul><li>Staff development, recruitment & retention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skilled Migration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attraction and Industry Image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Retention and Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning & Development </li></ul><ul><li>New Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation training courses </li></ul><ul><li>National Rail Safety Management Program </li></ul>
    14. 14. Workforce Development 2 <ul><li>Learning & Development </li></ul><ul><li>National consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of Simulators in train driver training </li></ul><ul><li>National Competence Assurance for Train drivers </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Skills recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Management & Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and management development </li></ul><ul><li>Rail Postgraduates </li></ul><ul><li>75 Masters and Phds </li></ul>
    15. 15. Adoption and Commercialisation <ul><li>The CRC for Rail </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation will deliver </li></ul><ul><li>maximum benefit to </li></ul><ul><li>participants through </li></ul><ul><li>early and effective </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration, and an </li></ul><ul><li>optimum process of </li></ul><ul><li>adoption or </li></ul><ul><li>commercialisation of </li></ul><ul><li>research outcomes </li></ul>
    16. 16. Knowledge Bank <ul><li>CRC in conjunction with partners has introduced a Knowledge Bank that is pulling together as much research and rail knowledge as possible in an electronic and easily accessible format </li></ul>
    17. 17. Thank you for your attention David George