Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics for Transportation
Reduce operation costs and improve safety by deploying real-time monitoring and diagnostics for trains and rail
Perhaps the most essential responsibility for train operators is to monitor train tracks, freight cars, and the wheels of the train to detect any problems that may lead to a derailment. As part of the rise in the Industrial Internet, trains and tracks are now being equipped with a new generation of instruments and sensors. Locomotives also include sophisticated hardware and software making them the central hub for all the data gathered from these sensors.
Rail companies can improve their operations and cut costs by analyzing all the data gathered from the trains and tracks to gain insight into their operation. Since trains are massive, fast-moving objects, the real-time nature of analysis and response is very critical but also challenging because reliable network connections are usually unavailable for continuous remote monitoring. As a result, railroads cannot rely on sending a large amount of data to the cloud for analysis and a timely response. An edge analytics solution deployed into the locomotive’s gateway hardware can provide real-time insight and respond more quickly to situations to improve the safety and reliability of the trains and tracks as well as provide cost-saving measures that conserve fuel and increase safe operating speeds.