When Software Goes Wrong—Digital Asset Integrity on the Railway
In this podcast Dr Emma Taylor, former rocket scientist and chartered mechanical engineer, talks about how the changing railway and increasing number of digital components will start to blur the lines between rolling stock and infrastructure design and build. And how it will be increasingly beneficial to have software engineers and cyber security specialists in teams.
Emma has been talking to stakeholders across the rail industry about what keeps them awake at night. And it turns out to be the unknown unknowns, the gaps in knowledge and understanding about how digital components work and interact.
01:20 About Dr Emma Taylor.
03:38 How digital technologies will affect the rolling stock/infrastructure interface.
04:40 LHSBR priority areas and the importance of digital competencies.
05:17 About the Asset Integrity Group.
05:58 What keeps asset managers awake at night?
07:10 The need to describe whole systems as more than just their physical components.
08:18 Understanding what could go wrong and why
09:45 Filling the gaps with good quality information and data.
11:23 Key messages for asset integrity groups.
13:40 Why we need to include new experience and knowledge around the digital railway.
17:01 Why it needs to be okay to say we don't know.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
The Asset Integrity Group https://www.rssb.co.uk/what-we-do/groups-and-committees/safety/ssrg/aig
Rolling Stock Asset Integrity: https://www.rssb.co.uk/safety-and-health/leading-health-and-safety-on-britains-railway/rolling-stock-asset-integrity
Infrastructure Asset Integrity: https://www.rssb.co.uk/safety-and-health/leading-health-and-safety-on-britains-railway/infrastructure-asset-integrity
Asset integrity – let's keep listening (Emma Taylor): https://www.rssb.co.uk/what-we-do/insights-and-news/blogs/Asset-integrity-lets-keep-listening
Asset integrity – eyes everywhere (Catherine Baker): https://www.rssb.co.uk/what-we-do/insights-and-news/blogs/Asset-integrity---eyes-everywhere
Asset integrity – it’s not all in the data (Greg Morse): https://www.rssb.co.uk/what-we-do/insights-and-news/blogs/Asset-integrity---its-not-all-in-the-data
Asset Integrity – Lessons from Hatfield (George Bearfield): https://www.rssb.co.uk/what-we-do/insights-and-news/blogs/asset-integrity-lessons-from-hatfield