DIGINEXT boards the European Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking

Aix-en-Provence, February 10, 2016 - DIGINEXT, a CS Group company, announced that it has been selected by the European Commission as an Associate Member of the European Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking for Rail Research.

The Company has been chosen thanks to the cutting-edge concepts it proposes and its acknowledged expertise in both advanced Traveler Information Systems and Mixed Reality Systems for which it develops, respectively, the Mobilitx and Inscape products already adopted by a large number of customers in Public Transport field such as RATP, STIB, SNCF, RTM, KEOLIS or ALSTOM Transport.

Shift2Rail will be the first European rail joint technology initiative to seek focused research and innovation by accelerating the integration of new and advanced technologies into innovative rail product solutions over the next decade. Through the research and innovation carried out within this Horizon 2020 initiative, the necessary technology will be created to complete the Single European Railway Area (SERA). Developed over the past two years, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking regroups the European Commission and 26 leading European organizations from the rail sector, including suppliers, infrastructure managers, operators, and research institutes.

DIGINEXT will be involved in the “IT Solutions for Attractive Railway Services” Innovation Program and, more specifically, in the area of “Customer Experience Applications”. The Company will contribute to reinventing the traveler experience by providing high-quality, ubiquitous, and personalized information systems and novel forms of user interfaces assisting the traveler from door to door, and shielding her/him from the complexity of the multiple available services. The results of these activities aim to turn any travel into an effective, engaging, and even entertaining experience with in-time ubiquitous information and assistance of the traveler, all along multimodal journeys.

Shift2Rail represents an exciting opportunity for DIGINEXT to continue its contribution to the improvement of the attractiveness of public transport and to create a new level of connectivity between travelers and transportation stakeholders, providing an open, interoperable backbone as well as a user-friendly front-end for multimodal traveler information and mixed reality experiences along engaging journeys. DIGINEXT is very proud to be part of this initiative that will really serve a sustainable Europe for many years to come” said Thomas FOURQUET, DIGINEXT’s CEO.

Following the selection of DIGINEXT as a member of UNIFE in Q4 2015, this new major event confirms the leading position and international acknowledgement of DIGINEXT’s expertise in the transport domain, and more specifically in the field of advanced traveler information systems.