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Software ProductS

We have specialist rail software to provide decision support in many areas including: construction efficiency (TROTTM), integrated access planning (RDSTTM), and train simulation and performance (DASsimTM).

 
 

Bespoke Software

Clients approach us for a software solution to their business problem. We work collaboratively, combining their knowledge with our specialist rail software expertise to develop the right software solution.

 
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Decision Support Analytics

We help our clients in the rail industry become more efficient, agile and effective. Our approach combines knowledge and data to provide decision-support analytics. Our clients include: operators, franchise bidders, infrastructure maintainers, and contractors.

 

Software Products


Software Products


 
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DASsimTM

When should a driver drive “flat out” and when should they coast, in order to meet the timetable yet save fuel? Our DASsimTM software helps drivers and management improve on-time running and save energy. The system is scalable and uses existing GPS feeds without the need for in-cab power, helping to significantly reduce costs compared to competing products (thus installation can be justified across an entire fleet). DASsimTM helps save up to 15% energy and improves performance and on-time running by up to 12%.


TRACK RENEWALS OPTIONEERING TOOL (TROTTM)

When renewing switches and crossings we can choose between different construction methods and plant and deliver the job in a single railway closure or multiple shorter closures. Which option delivers the best value and has the right balance of construction cost versus passenger and freight disruption? How do we get a reliable cost estimate early on? TROTTM automates the development of construction options for installing new Switches and Crossings and outputs resources, construction cost and duration of engineering closures. This information helps the rail industry determine the best option to take forward.


RESTRICTIONS OF USE DECISION SUPPORT TOOL (RDSTTM)

Closing the railway for renewals or new programme construction is highly disruptive and expensive, with a large amount of work needing to be delivered in a finite amount of time. Part of the challenge is getting all players in the rail industry to agree to robust delivery plans. Our RDSTTM software automates the development of business cases for different access options, through a simple to use interface and outputs number of closures required and whole industry cost. This can be used as part of the IAP process to confirm and agree on the most optimised engineering access plans.


For more information, please contact Larry Fawkner larry.fawkner@cogitare.biz or on 07932 614 425


 

Bespoke Software


Bespoke Software


 

RIOC

The DfT needed a bespoke model to provide decision support to help answer the question of what rolling stock to operate where. We developed a sophisticated auditable model to calculate the whole life cost of different rolling stock deployment options. With our in depth knowledge of whole life cost modelling we worked closely with the DfT and our partners, Transport Research Laboratory and Halcrow, to help them understand the different development options. Our RIOC model is now used by the ORR and the DfT to optimise rolling stock deployment revenue.


For more information, please contact Larry Fawkner on larry.fawkner@cogitare.biz or 07932 614 425


 

Decision Support Analytics


Decision Support Analytics


 

Systems Optimisation Process (SOProTM)

At Cogitare we marry systems engineering and economics to advise both public and private sector clients on how to cut costs, reduce energy consumption and enhance performance and revenues. We use a complete system approach, which means looking at the bigger picture and working out what will benefit the system as a whole. Our SOProTM model links cost, performance and revenue modelling to enable a financial evaluation of the entire system. We used our SOProTM model working with London Underground to optimise rolling stock procurement, identifying £500 million worth of savings in lifetime energy cost.


Decision Support Analytics: Arriva

As part of the Franchise Bid for Northern Rail, Arriva was required to demonstrate how they would improve passenger benefits during engineering closures. We worked with Arriva to develop a case study which would demonstrate the methodology Arriva would employ to improve customer benefits, using Schedule 4, PDFH and WebTAG analysis. Using Cogitare analysis, Arriva was able to demonstrate to the DfT that by reinstating certain rail services (compared to the incumbent operator) they were able to significantly reduce customer disruption and improve ticket revenue. Arriva was successful in winning the franchise bid.


For more information, please contact Larry Fawkner on larry.fawkner@cogitare.biz or 07932 614 425