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Transformational Shifts in Vehicle Automation and Digitalization to Shape the Future of the Rail Market

Operators must leverage digital platforms and hardware solutions to enhance mobility and logistics services, finds Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The rise of mega cities and urbanization has escalated concerns such as congestion and pollution, creating a fertile environment for the launch of innovative rail transportation products and services. These novel solutions improve the efficiency of the transportation network, aid the seamless integration of several services and, ultimately, facilitate commutes for passengers. Rail operators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must adopt new business models that leverage digital platforms in both logistics and mobility sectors.

New Frost & Sullivan analysis, Changing Business Strategies in Rail (http://frost.ly/11z), examines the future and the development of various business models and solutions launched by rail manufacturers, operators, and other service providers that are disrupting the rail market. In addition, the study contains profiles of key participants, case studies of evolving business models and examines factors that will accelerate growth of the rail market.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://frost.ly/11y

"Forming a more integrated transportation network is crucial for the rail industry to withstand the disruption caused by freight service aggregators, shared mobility service providers and local network developers," noted Frost & Sullivan Mobility Research Analyst Krishna Achuthan. "Combining third-party and owned services will enable intermodal transportation. Eventually, the higher levels of automation and integration will make possible seamless intra-urban and inter-city transportation."

The expansion of rail industry stakeholders into key markets will help them harness the Internet of Things to enhance efficiency, information, safety and security in rail transportation. Revenues could cross the $50 billion mark in 2025, with logistics and mobility services gaining prominence due to the integration of services and market consolidation.

"Rail OEMs are expected to expand capabilities in digitalizing platforms and rolling stocks, and present platform-as-a-service and train-as-a-service to customers," noted Achuthan. "Rail operators, meanwhile, will deliver comprehensive solutions for rail freight transportation through integrations with other modes of transport."

The important role played by OEMs and operators, along with the automation and digitalization of processes, will give a huge boost to the rail transport market. Rail systems will become arterial transportation modes that transport payloads within regions and become integral to intra-urban mobility.

Changing Business Strategies in Rail is part of Frost & Sullivan's Transportation and Logistics Growth Partnership Service program, which also includes insights on ridesharing, vehicle design and Uber technologies.

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