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Connected Railroad

Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Predictive Analytics
  • Sensors - Accelerometers
  • Sensors - Gyroscopes
  • Sensors - Vibration Sensors
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Predictive Maintenance
The Challenge

The key business challenges are: - Effective prevention of derailments - Reduction of oil spills on railroad transportation of crude oils - Alerts to first responders depending on material carried - Public safety answering points (PSAPs) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) need to know the schedule, load, and location - Flawless communication between PSAPs and first responders

About The Customer
The customer is a major US emergency service provider controlling the 9-1-1 service to US as well as global citizens for more than 30 years. The end customers include US wire-line, wireless, VoIP carriers, municipalities, and over 3000 public agencies.
The Solution

Synapt’s team developed the end-to-end Connected Railroad solution that sends alerts along with preventive measures to first responders, departments in charge. It makes use of several sensors, including accelerometers, gyroscope, seal lid openers, and motion sensors.

Data Collected
Control System Alert, Infrastructure Condition, Leakage, Shipment Verification, Weather
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Communication]
    Regular notifications with shipment information to rail carriers, departments in charge, and county officials
  • [Cost Reduction - Maintenance]
    Effective prevention of derailment
  • [Data Management - Data Availability]
    Full-fledged dashboard with infrastructure, weather, and shipment information with GIS data

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