Naval, Rail, Infrastructure & Transportation

Trains and ships haven’t changed significantly in decades.

140 billion

Incremental changes have certainly improved comfort, speed, efficiency and reliability but those who were born in the 1980s are using essentially the same equipment.

It’s an area ripe for disruption.
Electrifying advances are coming. These advances will have wide-ranging and unpredictable impacts. But we can reasonably conclude that we’ll see more driverless and pilotless road, rail and sea-going transportation, real-time monitoring of truck, train and ship movements and the massive changes to infrastructure required to implement these changes to transportation networks. 
We see three trends underpinning this seismic shift:

1. Automating everything

There is usually one weak link common across all transportation means: the person in control of the vehicle. They get tired. They get hungry. They get distracted. Even the best truck drivers, train drivers and pilots in the world have bad days. Artificially Intelligent software doesn’t. It makes sense that these networks embrace automation for greater operational efficiency, minimising risks to passengers and goods and reducing costs.

People usually think about cars when it comes to autonomous vehicles. But the first fully autonomous cargo ship is scheduled for operation by 2020. Western Australia has already blazed a trail with the first autonomous, heavy-haul rail network. The implications for the industry as a whole are awe-inspiring. 

 Our manufacturing engineering and IT Data Center Support services can work together with your business to assess the ways data and analytics can be harnessed for automation. From design and prototype to planning and operating the network services you require, we can find the right solution for you.

2. Laying the track

Various new rail systems are being imagined from autonomous personal transportation pods to the Hyperloop. 

How will governments invest in creating the new tracks, over and underground, and adapt to allow for these new rail paradigms? It is significantly more difficult to lay new tracks in developed countries, so it is likely that the biggest changes will happen at scale and speed in developing countries. 

Modis has a global network of close to 30,000 colleagues with cross-domain expertise in manufacturing engineering and IT services. Our colleagues can mobilise rapidly to help your business approach the design, testing and roll-out of infrastructure projects.

3. The green road

There is an increasing thrust towards greener transport. Whether that’s continued development of battery-powered trucks or electrified rail and magnetic levitation, manufacturers and operators will have to deal with increased demand for power over the network.

They will need to integrate the planning and operation of generation and networks; and work out how to feed excess capacity back into the grid. Solar-powered and zero-emissions ships will become standard. Alongside this is the need to think about how the infrastructure itself becomes greener, like roads with inbuilt pressure plates that return energy to the grid or power roadside services and signage.

Our services include tailoring environmentally-friendly solutions to meet your transportation needs at our Centers of Excellence or Delivery Centers. Here you can outsource entire projects or processes with the work carried out onshore, nearshore or offshore, always to the highest standards.


How Modis can help

Our industry specialists are ready to partner with you to deliver a wide variety of services in this industry, including:

  • Agile/SCRUM
  • Application Support
  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Center & Network Support
  • Electrical and electronic systems: Telematics, Infotainment, Security, Embedded software, Connectivity
  • Hardware design and prototyping
  • Infrastructure
  • IoT Solutions
  • IT operations
  • Manufacturing & Supply-chain
  • Passenger Services
  • Powertrain environment (engine and gearbox)
  • Project Management
  • Quality and Project Management
  • Rolling Stock
  • Signalling

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We bring our expertise to your business, on-site, connecting the smartest people and brightest businesses to the opportunities they need to thrive.

We can provide whatever is required to fit into your development cycle, whenever it's needed and to the highest standards.

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We connect the smartest talent with specialized skills to form a multi-talented team. Integrating into your organisation or serving in a consultative role.

Our services are managed through SLAs and KPIs, ensuring the highest-degree of operational excellence throughout the project.

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Your challenge is our challenge and the risk is ours.
We deploy a portfolio of services and solutions at a fixed price with a guaranteed outcome. This ranges from large and highly complex work packages to smaller, lower-complexity packages where we take responsibility for all components. This means it's much easier to focus on your core competencies, while we manage the risk.

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Here we don't provide the experts, we provide the product they build with their expertise.
With delivery centres and centres of excellence on three continents (NA/Europe/Asia), we can quickly connect teams of specialists to build the required solution for you. It's our responsibility to make sure it's within time, quality and budget.
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