When something goes wrong in rail, there’s more at stake than a lost sale or a bad quarter.

Locomotives are massive, but complicated, machines that can move tons of people and freight efficiently. Keeping locomotives running safely is not an easy task. There are dozens of subsystems, controlling everything from traction and braking to diesel exhaust emissions, even the locomotive cab HVAC. A problem in any of them could compromise the functionality of the vehicle.

At , we aim to find a way to monitor in an efficient and scaleable fashion.

It’s crucial for rail companies to have access to this data so that they can figure out what went wrong and prevent problems from occurring again.

IoT for Rail ecosystem is a secure online portal that gives real-time, detailed information on the status of locomotives. Our Violet Live and Live Signals tools provide operators detailed, up-to-the-second information on their locomotives.

In an industry as complicated as rail, there are always unplanned events. Our mission is to eliminate as many problems as possible and provide rail operators with tools to quickly respond to these events. Ongoing improvement and learning helps manage small problems and prevents potential disastrous outcomes.

 

Originally posted by Larry Jordan on Linkedin – 7/29/2020