Railway trains and tracks are complex assets that require constant inspection, management and maintenance. Cogniac helps to reduce the likelihood of derailments, the cost and disturbance of which can be catastrophic for an organization.
The freight railway is one of the oldest transport infrastructures in North America but is busier now than it has ever been. More trains are pulling more cars on a daily basis than ever before to deliver goods around the country.
Human subject matter experts are expected to monitor and inspect tens of thousands of wheels every day on an average size railroad, in addition to tens of thousands of miles of track. Even using traditional machine vision, operators would have to spend hours evaluating images and often the software wouldn’t pick up an error due to the variability in the defect.
Cogniac’s solution allows railway companies to evaluate, in near real time, train wheels and tracks at speeds of up to 60mph. From wheel cracks, rail splits, and missing bolts, Cogniac delivers its incredibly powerful AI solution where the rail companies need it most – on the line itself.
Cogniac deploys its AI machine vision platform on the edge to enable railway companies to process the images they capture on-location and within a minute, providing near instant evaluation of critical assets on the move.