CSX Expanding Automated Railcar Inspection

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Pictured: Inside a Duos Railcar Inspection Portal (rip®), installed at CSX.

Pictured: Inside a Duos Railcar Inspection Portal (rip®), installed at CSX.

CSX will add to its network a third automated railcar inspection portal from Duos Technologies by the end of second-quarter 2022, the supplier reported on Dec. 16.

The Railcar Inspection Portal (rip®) order includes a contract for annual service and preventive maintenance. Also, Duos said it will use its truevue360 platform to provide “Expert Artificial Intelligence (EAI), which incorporates Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) as part of the development and training process.” The supplier explained that this “additional step dramatically increases the performance, accuracy and reliability of each unique inspection algorithm.”

“We would like to thank CSX for their confidence in our technologies as well as their continued and expanded business with us,” Duos CEO Chuck Ferry said. “Over the past 12 months, we have been focused on making continuous improvements to our core centraco® software platform to ensure our operations are able to run smoothly with increased capabilities. We have also been developing bespoke hardware technologies, which will be included in this and future installations that should expand our service offerings. …”

For more on how wayside inspection equipment is helping railroads ensure that rolling stock operates safely and efficiently, read: “By the Wayside” from Railway Age’s December 2021 issue.

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