PAULEY are unique in working closely with the Rail industry to innovate and bring about process change that allows for the successful integration of immersive technology into training programmes and everyday management processes. PAULEY are leading the digital step change for training within the rail industry, working with Siemens & NTAR, TUCA and NCATI, Hitachi and Alstom, all of whom are embracing the cutting edge of technology throughout their projects. Our aim is to embed AR into everyday working practices in the UK rail industry by end of CP6. Mid CP6 we will move into AI/Robotics ready for innovative adoption end of CP6 and start of CP7.
Training, Skills Development & Simulation - Providing digital tools required to attract, upskill and reskill new & existing staff.
Asset & People Management: Predictive Maintenance & Fault Finding, Remote Assistance & Station Operations Centres / Control Rooms
Stakeholder Engagement: Digital Twins & Suporting you through the Franchise & Bid Process.
Investment in people and skills is a key theme within the Rail Sector Deal and there is widespread recognition within the industry that a long term skills strategy is required. Supporting the delivery of a modern railway and the need to innovate, PAULEY are pioneering the use of immersive digital technology to ensure that the current and future workforce are better equipped for their job and have access to digital tools and skills that will drive productivity throughout the industry and lead to the delivery of more effective services. Our innovative Holoskills© App is designed to attract a new workforce into the rail industry in a world where leading-edge technology is of paramount importance to our potential apprentices and employees, offering a fully interactive and engaging solution to your training needs.
In 2018 PAULEY and NCATI embarked upon an ambitious programme to take the college’s new curriculum and turn it into a truly inspiring, engaging and highly effective programme delivered through Mixed Reality Technologies – Augmented/Virtual Reality. Harnessing the success of their previous award-winning work (The Learning Awards, Innovation in Learning Gold Award, Gold Winner 2016) with the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) - a joint venture between the UK Government and Siemens Plc, PAULEY set about developing an innovative learning solution capable of addressing a series of challenges.
Health and safety forms a huge part of the day to day running of Eurostar operations. Their engineering base in London employs NVQ level apprentices and a crew of experienced staff for technical support and maintenance. Every member of staff is required to undergo regular training sessions to ensure they maintain the skills required for the job. Training has always been run on site using a real train. This process can be costly, and tricky, as training has to take place on power cars that are currently in service, and are required on short notice to return to service.....
The future growth of our railway will depend on our ability to utilise the best of modern technologies to develop new digital solutions that can improve the way trains are run and help put passenger and freight users at the heart of railway operations. Having gained expertise and knowledge in rail asset management both with asset operators and owners, PAULEY have devloped digital tools that enable quick and efficient decision making in real time through a collaborative environmet that can be accessed from anywhere.
Our Dynamic Schematic tool assists in the move towards predictive maintenance by flagging and helping to resolve defects before they are able to have a signigicant impact on operational performance. The PAULEY Dynamics Schematics allows engineers to learn the functionality of electric schematic diagrams within the train’s power and communication components.
The simulation using AR takes availability of data on to the train or site so that problems can be identified in service, managed in service, or reductions in service planned such that disruption in minimised, and in a depot or on site we move to preventative planned maintenance rather that disrupt the depot or actual delivery
PAULEY have the capability to replicate the current systems and technology seen within physical station control rooms in Augmented Reality format, allowing staff to manage and monitor activity and assets through one headset rather than multiple screens. The visual management system uses a 3D model of the station and all linked assets to create an immersive working environment that enables collaboration and quick and effective decision making. Replacing a series of numbers and words on multiple screens, the AR platform is more engaging and reduces room for error. When a train pulls into the station, rather than seeing dots on your screen you will see a 3D locomotive asset pull into the 3D station model, and when a fault is identified, the visual asset will flash at you.
Building a Digital Twin of an existing or proposed asset enables you to engage stakeholders in the planning process and to change components to see what impact it may have, without affecting the real thing.
PAULEY have recently worked with HS2 to build a digital twin of the proposed Old Oak Common Station using Augmented Reality. The primary aims of this project were to be able to train staff ahead of the station opening and to allows stakeholders to view and interact with the station ahead of its construction. Allowing all stakeholders to engage with projects before any building work commences, gives them a unique perspective on the project and enables companies to gain buy in early on in the process.
"The use of innovative and exciting technology is key to NCATI's vision and approach and PAULEY have been able to bring great ideas and application to the table for collaborative and interactive learning. Not scared to think out of the box, PAULEY have also been incredibly flexible working with us in a highly pragmatic way as a brand new start up. Very much a 'get on and do it' organisation."
Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive, National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure
"I am very impressed with the Augmented and Virtual Reality software that has been applied by PAULEY in delivering the next generation of digital training at the National Skills Academy for Rail – this type of equipment and technology will be essential in training the next generation of rail engineers."
Steve Scrimshaw, Managing Director, Power & Gas and Power Generation Services, Siemens
"We are really pleased to be working with PAULEY—they have demonstrated intuition and innovation in developing and delivering an interactive and immersive training experience, which adds greatly to how NTAR will bring alive its training. PAULEY's technology is about transforming training into a solution that is far superior to what can be achieved in the classroom – a unique learning experience."
Simon Rennie, General Manager, NTAR (National Training Academy for Rail)
"It has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with PAULEY over the last year. I have enjoyed it personally, learnt a lot along the way and we have a great new partner for the business. I very much look forward to progressing with our existing and new opportunities in 2018."
Chris Pike, Sector Director - UK Rail Business, Arcadis
"PAULEY are rapidly becoming the market leader in introducing new, innovative technology to training and skills development in the rail industry. They are seen as the technical innovator behind many of the new learning places in the rail industry (NTAR & National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure) and have proven amazingly competent in bringing paper based material to life in ways that are engaging and fun."
Neil Franklin, Head of Skills Intelligence, NSAR
"We found the team at PAULEY to be helpful and understanding of our requirements; our vision of a 3D interactive training and assessment programme was brought to life by Phil and his team. Phil's team took our ideas and challenged the boundaries, offering ideas and solutions to this initiative, delivering a programme that surpassed our expectations on time and in budget. We at Eurostar Engineering look forward to expanding our programme with PAULEY."
Chris Thompson, Engineering Training Manager, Eurostar International Ltd
"I am writing this as a personal testimonial and was driven to do so by PAULEY's innate ability to enthuse others not only on the capability of VR/AR, but the ingenious ways in which the tech can be applied to many areas. I chaired a debate at Railtex at which Phil PAULEY was on the panel, and I was more than impressed with they way in which the relevance of VR/AR to training and education was conveyed by him."
Lucy Prior, Membership Development and International Trade Director, Rail Alliance
"PAULEY are fast, responsive and innovative. Their ability to visualise new concepts has been invaluable in breaking new ground."
Dr Jurek Tolloczko, Business Manager for Defence & Security, Tata Group
"Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, and the team at PAULEY fit perfectly with our ethos. On the rare occasions we use external consultants, they have to be at the top of their field. PAULEY's outstanding record for creative conceptual design is evident in the work they produce for us."
Craig Jeffery, Group Digital Innovation Manager, JCB
"PAULEY produced a bespoke E-Training system that has been sent out to police and government agencies around the world. It paid for itself within the first few months, reduced overheads and increased profitability and has proven incredibly successful thus satisfying our overriding objectives and initial requirements very effectively indeed."
Graham Frost, Director, David Horn Communications Limited
"Trying to set a new technology standard is never an easy task in electronics. The animation created by PAULEY helped us to put the technology and its benefits into context and perspective for our target audience. Along with digitally generated stills, the animation attracted an unprecedented amount of media coverage and customer exposure for us. We couldn't have asked for more."
Paul Campbell, Marketing Communications Manager, Murata Power Solutions
"PAULEY worked on our brief for a high level consultation document and almost instinctively developed a concept that improved and clarified our proposition. They understood not only the need for high quality design input but also the need to engage with senior decision makers. It is also refreshing to deal with an agency who have a commitment to good old fashioned customer service and who bring a 'can do attitude' to all their work even on tight deadlines."
Michael Trotter, Business Development Director, The Vulcan to the Sky Trust
Phil's team at PAULEY is focused on delivering high quality, dynamic and visually impactful productions. Each project is undertaken with refreshing enthusiasm and a 'can-do' attitude. It's a pleasure to work with a team sharing a commitment to creative excellence.
Rob Chappelhow, Director, Aquos Yachts
"One of the greatest challenges faced by health and safety practitioners is how to facilitate learning which properly equips workers to operate safely in complex high risk environments. The Mission Room platform offers a fantastic opportunity to 'place' workers into virtual environments which allow real life experiences without putting them at risk, and the interactivity recently built in by Pauley has taken this to a whole new level."
Louise Ward, HSEQ Director, Siemens Mobility Limited
"As part of Porterbrook's approach to trialling new and innovative technology, we engaged PAULEY to create a virtual model of one of our trains. PAULEY quickly created a fully interactive model that showcased the train and different interior branding options. When we presented it to one of our customers, there were people queuing outside the meeting room to try out the VR tool and have a go. The VR model of our train has really helped promote Porterbrook's approach to innovation."
Helen Simpson, Innovation & Development Manager, Porterbrook