A few weeks ago, the Federal Rail Administration asked for input from the rail industry and the public about the role automation and artificial intelligence (AI) can play in rail. It is a sign that FRA recognizes the rail industry will need to leverage technology to safely and efficiently transport more freight and passengers by rail in the coming decades across the U.S.
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Amsted Rail has formed a new company to deliver onboard telematics and wireless sensor solutions for freight railcars and other unpowered rail assets.
Duos Technologies Group, Inc., a provider of intelligent security analytical technology solutions, has opened its new engineering and operations center.
Railinc Corp. has promoted Joan Smemoe to Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President of Information Technology, effective June 11. She will be responsible for Railinc’s data, product development and information systems platforms.
OMAHA, MAY 21, RSSI PTC SEMINAR – U.S. Class I railroads have made significant progress implementing Positive Train Control, to the extent that all the requirements for the Dec. 31, 2018 interim deadline will be met, making them eligible to apply, if needed, for an extension to Dec. 31, 2020 to complete their systems.
Add Norfolk Southern to the growing list of railroads that have joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance. BiTA, founded in August 2017, is described as “the transportation and logistics industry’s leading trade association for developing standards and education in blockchain technologies, a field focused on the peer-to-peer recording of transactions through use of cryptography and distributed ledgers.”
There is a nexus of old and new processes where digital transformation, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the business of railroading all intersect. The federal mandate for Positive Train Control
Machine vision technology will help CN keep an eye on its network of steel machinery.
Since up to 25% of annual railroad budgets are dedicated to maintenance-of-way, rail operators know that “optimal network system performance is dependent upon effective use of accurate, consolidated and up-to-date asset information,” says Bentley Solutions Executive-Rail and Transit Andrew Smith, host of a webinar on “the challenges that exist in managing rail information.”
WASHINGTON – Technology class was in session for Congress Monday, courtesy of Class I railroads.