Traffic lights are a common sight on roads and intersections, and they play a crucial role in regulating the flow of traffic and preventing accidents. But have you ever wondered how these traffic lights work? In this blog post, we'll explore the basic mechanics of traffic lights and how they function to keep us safe … Continue reading Why traffic lights should not be seen as boring
Rethinking energy usage for transportation
Recently, the IAEA published their Report on Energy Technology 2023. They are analyzing both scenarios, the "Net Zero Emission by 2050" scenario as well as the "Announced Pledges Scenario". It is one of the few very comprehensive reports about the topic that I have read in recent years looking at a variety of aspects. The … Continue reading Rethinking energy usage for transportation
Branchlines in India seeking hydrogen traction
Indian railways is engaging in trials for hydrogen locomotives for some mountainous railway lines. According to this article, the objective is to get the trail running by December 2023, making it a first for this type of railway line and the respective altitude. The two candidates for the trial are the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and … Continue reading Branchlines in India seeking hydrogen traction
Guatemala’s rail infrastructure soon back on track?
As written in a recent article in railjournal https://www.railjournal.com/in_depth/remed-works-to-revive-guatemalas-railway-network/, Guatemala is working again on the potentail of large scale revitalization and enlargement ideas - this time with private funding. Sometimes, private funding might become the enabler needed to kick-start such projects. However, having more stakeholders on board with additional interests, can also lead to worse … Continue reading Guatemala’s rail infrastructure soon back on track?
A decade of subsea railway tunnels is looming
In recent weeks, two major new subsea railway tunnel projects have commenced: The Fehmarnbelt-Tunnel with a length of 18.1km, linking Germany to Denmark and the Ningbo-Zhoushan tunnel in eastern China with a length of 16km. But what is it all about these kind of challenging engineering works? Why building subsea railway tunnels Subsea railway tunnels … Continue reading A decade of subsea railway tunnels is looming
What drives airlines commercially?
This very simple question was on the tip of my tongue for quite some time. Over the last days I had the chance to read some annual reports from airliens and yes, there are no surprises on what are the cost and revenue drivers. What however surpirsed me are the ratios. Airlines, like any other … Continue reading What drives airlines commercially?
The Consequences of Missing Leadership in Multinational Companies: A Cautionary Tale
When it comes to multinational companies, effective leadership is crucial for success. From the top executives down to the front-line employees, strong leadership is needed to drive the company forward and ensure its continued growth and success. However, when leadership is missing, the consequences can be severe, impacting the company from top to bottom.One of … Continue reading The Consequences of Missing Leadership in Multinational Companies: A Cautionary Tale
The Unexpected Connections and Relationships Formed on Public Transportation
Public transportation is often seen as a means to an end - a way to get from one place to another quickly and efficiently. But for many people, the time spent on buses, trains, and subways can be much more than just a means of transportation. It can be a place to form unexpected connections … Continue reading The Unexpected Connections and Relationships Formed on Public Transportation
Rumo, the Brazilian logistics giant has introduced an AI driven new broken rail detection system
As reported in railway gazette, Rumo is running a more advanced infrastructure diagnosis system toprevent broken rails. Why is it relevant Broken rails are an issue all across the world. For instance, Network Rail in the UK faces some 100broken rails per year. A broken rail can easily lead to a derailment which is, especially … Continue reading Rumo, the Brazilian logistics giant has introduced an AI driven new broken rail detection system
Changing the logistics game with large cargo drones
Recently, China's TB0D Scorpion D cargo drone made its first flight. This is not just a new product launch but is the starting point for changing how we currently operate cargo and in particular air cargo. Due to its payload capacity of 1.5 tonns and a range of up to 6'000km, suddenly a true brakeup … Continue reading Changing the logistics game with large cargo drones