Automated Metros Observatory
Sep 10 2013

4th UITP Automated Metro Seminar in London draws record attendance

by uitp in News

On 6-7 September, UITP held the 4th UITP Automated Metro Seminar. More than 160 participants from 30 countries took part in the event.

Top-level managers of metros in London, New York, Paris and Tokyo discussed the role of automation in the future of their systems

The 4th Automated Metro Seminar examined the state of the art and future of automated metros.

During the two-day event, the UITP Observatory of Automated Metros presented its 2013 Atlas report.

This was followed by a debate with the CEOs of some of the world’s leading metro networks – London, New York, Paris and Tokyo. The debate highlighted that, despite the diverse range of contexts and current deployment of automation technologies, there was general agreement on the relevance of automation as part of their future strategies. However, it was also stressed that metro networks need to find the appropriate implementation pace, in line with their individual situation.

This strategic overview opened a programme presenting a global perspective on metro automation; with specific sessions dedicated to:

  • maximizing the operational benefits of automation;
  • understanding and managing the human side of automation;
  • and trends, expectations and limits of automation technology.

High attendance for the Seminar’s fourth edition

The Seminar also offered the opportunity to discuss London’s experience with driverless technology, and how they are planning to integrate automation technologies in current and upcoming projects.

All Seminar presentations are available to UITP members through the online documentation centre Mobi+.