Friday, October 14, 2016

Tech turns trains into track inspectors

Trains equipped with Tracksure sensors can detect under-track voids

If you're trying to monitor railways for wear and tear, why not just use something that's already on the tracks all the time … trains? That's the idea behind the Tracksure system. Developed in a partnership between the UK's University of Huddersfield and engineering firm Siemens, it looks for trouble using an inexpensive sensor that can be easily added to locomotives.

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