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The Two Faces of Digitization in the Rail Industry – Part 1

From level crossings to signal boxes, and even autonomous trains, the potential for digitization in the rail sector is huge and already becoming a reality. This transformation presents new opportunities but also new challenges. How must the rail sector react?

Pipeline Explosion in Mexico: Theft Is a Global Issue

More than 90 people have died in a pipeline explosion in Mexico. The devastating catastrophe is attributed to organized gasoline theft – something that occurs dozens of times daily in Mexico. Last year alone, the state-owned oil corporation Pemex lost 2.7 billion US dollars due to theft. How can the consequences of pipeline damage be minimized?

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What the Industry Can Learn from Germany’s Data Leak

“Massive hack of German politicians’ data”, “German police investigating data theft”: At the beginning of the year, one story took the headlines of top news giants in Germany. An amateur had stolen and leaked personal data of politicians and celebrities. A mere stunt in comparison to the potential impact of a professional cyberattack in the industry.

Changing Tracks: An Interview on the Future of Rail Safety

Rail transportation in the future will be dynamic, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly thanks to digital networks. But this interconnectivity also increases the number of hazards.

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Hazards in Oil and Gas: The Biggest Risks and How to Protect against Them

Natural disasters account for a record level of business losses, and cyberattacks threaten the safety of companies throughout the world. Here’s a rundown of the top five risks to businesses in the oil and gas industry and what plant operators can do to protect against them.

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Around the World with COTS – Part 2

In the first article of this two-part series, we began a journey around the world to uncover some of the most successful examples of COTS safety systems. Now we go a little further afield and take a look at some other interesting applications for COTS technology.