Mexican Operator Renews Support Contract, Adds Duos AI

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (Duos), through its operating subsidiary Duos Technologies, Inc., announced Feb. 22 that it has signed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) subscription agreement for AI detections with an undisclosed Mexican rail operator.

The agreement, which also includes the renewal of the operator’s annual services and maintenance contract, now encompassing expanded support through Duos’ Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) Program and Field Services Support, will “empower the rail operator to enhance their current railcar inspection capabilities,” according to the company.

The renewal agreement, Duos says, includes an annual subscription for an array of AI algorithms requested by the client who uses the Duos patented Railcar Inspection Portal (RIP®) and AI to “quickly and efficiently detect critical issues that could potentially lead to accidents or derailments.” As part of the agreement, Duos will provide maintenance and technical services for their existing RIP®, offering comprehensive support that includes field services to address break/fix issues and onsite preventive maintenance checks and services, along with spare parts provision.

“We are honored to continue our long-standing support for this customer. Our patented Railcar Inspection Portal and AI are now being used by four of the large freight rail carriers in North America. They are seeing benefits in terms of safety, maintenance improvements, and in moving commerce more efficiently from Mexico to the United States and Canada,” said Duos CEO Chuck Ferry. “We are currently working with our freight and passenger rail carriers to further standardize the machine vision/AI data our solution produces and getting it to the right decision makers within one minute of a train passage allowing for immediate corrective actions if needed.”

Duos’ AI-driven railcar inspection solutions are “revolutionizing the rail industry, enabling freight and passenger railroads to quickly and efficiently detect critical equipment defects to ensure compliance with regulatory standards,” the company stated in a release. “The expanded partnership with this operator accentuates Duos’ position as a trusted partner in the rail industry and highlights the company’s focus on recurring revenue streams and helping the users get the maximum return on their investment.”

Duos was recently awarded a patent for this AI technology “underscoring the high performance of Duos’ AI offerings, which have been developed using rail industry experts,” the company said. Critical AI-based defect detections are available to the customer within one minute or less of the consist passing through the inspection portal, “providing actionable intelligence for rail operators to make critical business decisions in record time.”

Duos’ offerings are the North American Class I standard for railroads to use where automated inspection is required and are now being offered outside of North America.

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