DIgital IMpacts on business processes II

Project information

  • Acronym: DIGIM II
  • Digital Impacts on Business Processes II
  • Project director: Francis Bedel
  • Project manager: Parinaz Bazeghi Kisomi
  • Status: ongoing project
  • Project code: 2019/DIV/642

DIGIM Programme

The DIGIM (DIgital IMpacts on business processes) programme is a global, cross-functional programme aimed at leveraging new digital technologies to support business process development, improve railway safety and security, optimise operations and make better use of existing data.



Connected Level Crossing (Second Phase)

In recognition of the importance of level crossing safety and as a continuation of the DIGIM I Connected Level Crossing project implemented in partnership with Dassault Systèmes, the DIGIM II project was launched in 2019 with eight participating members: SNCF, Network Rail, SBB, RAI, Via Rail Canada, FS Italiane, CARS and Infraestruturas de Portugal.

As part of DIGIM II, a new proof of concept has been designed and evaluated for connecting level crossings to their surroundings and for cars to act more safely around level crossings.

The aim of DIGIM II is to improve safety and efficiency at level crossings. With this POC, level crossings will be connected to cars to alert and warn them in relation to the level crossing’s status. If no action or insufficient action is taken by the driver, the car will take control of the system, slow down and stop safely before the barrier.
There are two project phases. In partnership with Dassault Systèmes, the first phase demonstrated how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform could be used to develop and simulate an example of conceptual architecture at a connected level crossing. The aim of this first phase was to show that several simulation technologies could be connected together within the same digital platform to define, study and simulate a complex system that connects a level crossing to a car.

In the second phase of the project, in partnership with an industrial organisation (either an automotive OEM or automative supplier), a real system may be designed, developed, simulated and then tested in a real environment.

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Monday 1 April 2019