Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Maintaining Public Railways with Lower Cost and Improved Safety

A new, systematic maintenance approach now makes it possible to measure, locate, and fix rail- and tramway defects when they appear. Mature railway-engineering know-how and cutting edge technologies—including Blackfin processors and graphical system design techniques—combine to improve and optimize public transportation. This can result in longer operation lifetimes for rails, improving economy and reliability.