RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2020 ISSUE: Geometry—for many, one of the least-favorite school subjects (“When are we ever going to actually use this stuff?!”)—is imperative to the rail industry. Finding faults, on the other hand, is a preoccupation for some people. But for railroads, it’s also critical. Safety depends upon both.
Sperry Rail has been active in non-destructive testing for rail faults for more than 90 years. In a drive to deliver greater efficiency in track monitoring, the supplier has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications that it is now installing in regular service.