Programme U.T.SEC Conference 2018
Application of Drones at the Swiss Federal Railway Company SBB in the context of security-relevant areas
SBB has established a new Center of Competence for drones in August 2017. This is responsible for the different applications of drones and co-ordinates all drone-related activities within SBB, which are relevant for SBB.
This includes the event management, eg after natural catastrophes or hazards or even chemical accidents, train collisions, and so on. Collaboration with the (local) emergency organizations is very important. Since Switzerland is very federally organised every Canton is independent and has their own legislation. This makes it complicated in terms of co-ordination and interfaces and information exchange. The legal framework for the use of the drones must also be observed and considered. This complex environment requires much coordination and organization. Ie. the organizational aspects are just as important as the technical-operational ones. There are various questions such as: How is the U-Space used or how can it be used? Do SBB have a special role with special rights for their own rail-track properties? What does the real-life-application look like? etc.
--- Date: 08.03.2018 Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Hall London, NCC West