Machine Vision

Union Pacific focus: Future

Cover story, September issue: Like most Class I railroads, Union Pacific has had to make adjustments to deal with sharp declines in coal and other commodities. While its $3.75 billion 2016 capital program is lower than last year’s, it upholds a strong commitment to maintaining a state of good repair, building capacity and improving technology. As well, UP is committed to sustainability. And then there’s yet another historic UP steam locomotive undergoing restoration.

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.”

Picture this!

How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.