Horizon scanning is the systematic gathering of evidence on future opportunities and threats. It aims to spot changes in the world before, so that decision makers can plan how to exploit or mitigate these changes and secure the most positive outcome for their organisation. Read more.
A key focus is on enablers, identifying technologies and other scientific developments which can speed-up and support the delivery of the Rail Technical Strategy and the other cross-industry strategies. We also look at trends and disruptors that are likely to impact transport demand and rail competitiveness. Read more.
RSSB’s Rail Biosafety Horizon Scanning (RBHS) programme has been set-up to both support the cross-industry Technical Leadership Group Covid-19 Working Group and provide horizon scanning and emerging issues analysis on the topics of scientific research, transmission prevention, public confidence and key external drivers.
Emerging technology analysis articles brief you on cutting edge developments over a range of different fields. In each article, we succinctly summarise what the technology is, what it is used for, and consider how it may impact the rail industry.
The ‘Over the Horizon’ series looks beyond day-to-day issues and immediate challenges for the rail industry and considers future threats and opportunities, drawing on developments from other industries and around the globe.