Communications & Signals

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Pinpointing potential problems and quickly addressing them “Progress is about harnessing technology that promotes safety, efficiency and better customer service,” according to CSX. “Machine vision gives us new vantages of passing cars, from top-of-car views to undercarriage shots. And all these images are taken as the train passes at track speed. Machine vision allows us to pinpoint potential problems and quickly address them before they grow into larger issues that can cause service delays.”

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InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. As well, this year’s event will have a strong Canadian presence. InnoTrans take place every 2 years...
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LILEE Systems, a provider of advanced wired and wireless communication products, solutions and services for the transportation industry, on April 19, 2016 announced that "based on the accelerated acceptance of its solutions in the U.S.," it has made key appointments...
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Wabtec Corporation on April 26, 2016 reported results for first-quarter 2016, with higher sales in the company’s Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, leading to $772 million in sales for the quarter. Changes in...
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The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and the City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) have partnered with INIT for the implementation of a smart card and mobile ticketing solution for use across TheBus and the Honolulu rail transit systems. The...
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Prior to its rollout at the Wi-Tronix Chicago Conference on May 17, 2016, the company has revealed several features of its all-new Violet™ Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System (LDARS). “Violet™ is unlike anything the railroad industry has seen,” says Wi-Tronix Vice...

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Wi-Tronix, the global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), has been identified for many years by its iconic purple Wi-PU. The company’s new technology, Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will provide unprecedented monitoring for our clients’...
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“Progress is about harnessing technology that promotes safety, efficiency and better customer service,” according to CSX. “Machine vision gives us new vantages of passing cars, from top-of-car views to undercarriage shots. And all these images are taken as the train...
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How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring. Railways are increasingly moving toward automated detector systems to supplement manual rolling stock inspection. Machine vision systems that inspect components on a moving train can improve safety and efficiency by reducing maintenance...
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The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was the 2016 John H. Chafee Congressional...
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The BBC has filed the following report on the February 2016 head-on collision of two commuter trains in Bavaria, Germany: A German train [dispatcher] has been arrested over the February rail crash that killed 11 people in Bavaria, as prosecutors suspect...