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Topic: Infrastructure-monitoring

Thales drones, source: Thales

Thales develops drones for autonomous trains

French technology group Thales is developing a concept of special drones for Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The air vehicles will be equipped with advanced optronics, infra-red sensors and other integrating leading technologies. The drones will...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Network Rail helicopters monitor tracks, source: Network Rail

Network Rail monitors tracks with helicopters

British infrastructure manager Network Rail provides condition monitoring of railway tracks with the help of helicopters. The air vehicles allow the company to cover large areas in a short amount of time, identify the smallest...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Deutsche Bahn drone, source: Deutsche Bahn

Drones will inspect Deutsche Bahn infrastructure

Deutsche Bahn (DB) will participate in the pilot project ‘Urban Air Mobility’ to test the potential of drones in different areas. The German railway company plans to use multicopters for inspecting its infrastructure. The Urban Air...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Drone employed to inspect overhead line equipment

Network Rail uses drone to survey railway

Network Rail performed its first drone survey last Friday on the southwestern rail route near Bournemouth, England. The drone made its first flight to survey a trespass hotspot, looking to record anyone risking their lives...Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof

RailTech Europe 2017 – Day Three review

The third and final day of RailTech Europe 2017 was based on Predictive Maintenance of Rail Infrastructure, and its increasing importance in delivering efficient working practices, cost savings and enhanced safety. Launching proceedings was Marc Antoni,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Intelligent Rail Summit – Day Three

Its very name means the huge potential of ‘Big Data’ – the term we’ve come to know for data which is so large and difficult to process using traditional techniques – was the perfect platform for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy