Machine vision technology will help CN keep an eye on its network of steel machinery.
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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.
The Association of American Railroads is offering an up-close view of technology as seen through a railroad lens.
Ensuring that rail and transit systems are maintained in a state of good repair (SGR) “is critical to providing efficient, reliable, and safe service,” says Bentley Solutions Executive-Rail and Transit Andrew Smith, host of a webinar on “well-maintained, reliable transit infrastructure—track, signal systems, bridges, tunnels, vehicles and stations.”
RailComm has introduced RAILog, a data logger purpose-built for North American railroads for remote condition monitoring of switch machines.
RATP Dev USA has launched Orbyt, described as “an innovative technology platform that keeps passengers in motion, adapting to the different demands and disruption of the transit industry.”
Bentley Systems Inc, has made two acquisitions in the geotechnical software field: Plaxis and SoilVision.
As railroads develop and implement new generations of sophisticated inspection and monitoring systems, they find themselves collecting large volumes of data, at increased frequencies across a variety of interrelated systems.
Bentley Systems’ AssetWise Operational Analytics platform affords users the opportunity “to quickly assess every dimension of railway infrastructure and its condition over time,” the company says. “Assess and learn from past maintenance activities. Make better decisions about track and other m/w assetts. Determine what work needs to be done and where, and predict when it should be done.”