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26th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

2019 Heavy Haul Session

Abstract:

Automated Vehicle and Track Inspection Systems – Technology and Analysis

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder
Amsted Digital Solutions

This presentation will offer the author’s insights on the driving strategies and key analyses that have guided automated inspection developments up to this point, and also, where these systems are headed. The possibilities and limitations of the latest tech will be discussed in the context of real-world examples to provide the audience with a practical understanding of the state-of-the-art for automating sensor-based systems. Key phrases will include: wayside systems, machine/computer vision, centralized network, internet of things (IoT), track overlay, onboard and motes systems, edge computing, machine learning, and SaaS/PaaS.