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Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Thales and CEA Partner on Trusted Generative AI for Defence and Security

Joy Finnegan

To create trusted generative AI solutions, Thales’s cortAIx Lab and CEA have joined forces to focus on a range of generative AI use cases, in particular for intelligence and command applications. Bertrand Tavernier, Chief Technical Officer for Thales’s Secure Communications and Information Systems business: “This partnership with the CEA’s AI teams will combine the power…

Four Killed in Czech Republic Train Crash

Joy Finnegan

Four people were killed and at least 27 others were injured when two trains collided in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, June 5 according to local authorities. One train was a passenger train and the other was a freight train. Rescue operations were conducted and ended the next day. The authorities said they will conduct an investigation in to what…

Train Collides with Pickup Truck in Western New York

Joy Finnegan

A train hit a pickup truck in western New York state killing three people, according to local officials. Amtrak train 281 was traveling north from New York to Niagara Falls when it hit the vehicle on the track, Amtrak said in a statement.The incident happened Friday, May 17. All of three of the passengers in…

Worldwide Travel Advisory Issued by U.S. State Department

Joy Finnegan

Just as the summer travel season begins in earnest, the U. S. State Department issue a worldwide travel alert for travelers, especially anyone identifying as LGBTQI+. The alert advises caution and alertness in tourist areas, due to potential threats of violence against them. Here is the statement in its entirety: Due to the potential for…

DHS, CISA Announce Membership Changes to the Cyber Safety Review Board

Joy Finnegan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced changes to the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) membership. Four current members of the CSRB will depart and four new members will join the board. Departing members include: Katie Moussouris, Founder and CEO, Luta Security Chris Novak, Co-Founder and Managing Director,…

Alstom Receives Additional Order to Modernize the Paris Region Network

Alstom Receives Additional Order to Modernize the Paris Region Network

Joy Finnegan

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, will supply Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP with 103 new MF19 trainsets, which is the new generation metro on rail, for a total contract value of more than €800 million, 100% financed by Île-de-France Mobilités. This new fleet will replace the existing rolling stock on lines 13, 12…

Swiss Federal Railways Successfully Tests Remote-Controlled Train

Swiss Federal Railways Successfully Tests Remote-Controlled Train

Joy Finnegan

Swiss Federal Railways reports it has carried out successful tests that allowed engineers to remotely control a train near Zurich amid ongoing operations, a European first. The tests were conducted in February and March using 24 train drivers at a remote-control facility in Oerlikon, in part of the city of Zurich. The test locomotive was…

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Mark Robins

Cargo security keeps goods safe. On freighters, docks, trucks, railcars, warehouses, and ports, cargo shipments are vulnerable to theft during several stages of the transit process. If a container isn’t properly and securely sealed, it can be opened many times during transit with its contents stolen and easily sold on the black market. Stolen cargo…

Building Resilience Against Critical Events

Building Resilience Against Critical Events

Tracy Reinhold

Critical events can affect any transport operator. Accidents, problems with infrastructure including vandalism, fires — such as those seen recently on electric buses in London — extreme weather events and cyberattacks have an immediate and often highly disruptive impact. While many incidents are resolved quickly, the knock-on effect on the reputation of the operator can…

These Four Trends Are Putting Digital Identities in the Spotlight

Joy Finnegan

Digital identity solutions are not only the basis for secure and convenient travel, they are also the key to important services and greater control over personal data. Four key trends are currently crystallizing in identity technologies.  Digital identification and identity solutions are an important part of global technological progress. In addition to simplifying and streamlining…

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Improve 114 Airports Across the U.S.

Joy Finnegan

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $970 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Investing in America agenda to 114 airports across the country, spanning 44 states and three territories. This announcement, which Secretary Buttigieg will make as part of the Administration’s Investing in America tour, delivers on President Biden’s commitment to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure…

Dexory Aims to Re-define North American Logistics and Warehousing Technology Market

Joy Finnegan

er of cutting-edge AI and robotics solutions, has announced its expansion into the North American market. Dexory is set to disrupt the market through its autonomous robotics and AI-powered analysis solution, DexoryView. The company is already working with global partners with a significant U. S. presence such as DB Schenker, Menzies Aviation, Maersk and ID…