ARTICLES — December 11, 2020

Rail Transportation is Much Safer Now, Thanks to IoT FleetSense

As the Internet of Things gets more pervasive, businesses are looking at new possibilities on how the technology can be leveraged for greater impact. The rail industry is in a position where it can secure the potential of industrial IoT and evolve without substantially increasing its investments in infrastructure In this case, IoT offers new solutions that promise to streamline transportation, load management, security, and safety.

With a linked cellular network to aggregate and leverage data from each IoT device in a railway system, we are about to see railway systems that operate efficiently with more security. For instance, there have been safety accidents that remained unsolved due to a lack of visibility and evidence in the railway industry. Using IoT FleetSense, they can now gain real-time visibility on trainset performance and safety compliances to improve their overall safety, security, and customer satisfaction. Here are the ways Telkomsel IoT made rail transportation safer.

Real-time Smart Video Monitoring

Embedding smart monitoring systems infused with IoT and AI on trains and platforms provide users with safe traveling experiences. The video recorders and security systems can monitor individual cars or cabins of a shuttle condition, enabling them to identify and mitigate disturbances to keep the trains moving without any additional delays. Using these cameras, railway companies can also determine the performance and proficiency of the drivers.

Accessible Safety Evidence Anytime

Sensors embedded in different systems of a train watch over their conditions and performance in the form of raw data which can be compiled and sent to a cloud through a secure protocol. This allows operators to track the status of the train and its operations in real-time based on the live data through gateways. When processed via logistics, analytics, and diagnostics, the data can be used for the identification of inefficiencies and enhance the overall rail network safety.

Monitor Physical Asset Wear and Failures

Maintenance is generally approached in scheduled maintenance, which can mean replacing trainset parts when they still have a lot of life left. IoT adds in a second option by monitoring a fleet in real-time so that maintenance is always predictive. Proactively monitoring trainset by sending an alert when parts dropped to a low threshold will optimize the overall safety efforts of a railway, keeps trains on the rails longer, and reduce the amount of maintenance work.

Remote Adjustment for Better Awareness

IoT enables trains and railway operators to have awareness of factors including positions of other trains to reduce the risk of collisions and speed so that trains can be remotely slowed or even stopped based on track conditions. Instead of relying on one data stream, IoT systems can combine multiple streams to provide actionable intelligence, detect environmental influences, and counteract the shortfalls of human error.

IoT FleetSense is a technology that allows railway networks to build interconnected transportation systems that help them manage their network and provide passengers with innovative traveling experiences. Moreover, it can create a reliable and safe train network and improve the efficiency of other regular operations that wasn’t possible with the traditional railway systems. Visit https://telkomseliot.com and see how IoT can give great impact on your enterprise.

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