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Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Humatics and Duos (Jan. 25)


Wabtec Corp. has been awarded a $157 million brake-system order from the mobility business of Siemens India Private Ltd. for the 9000HP locomotive project for Indian Railways. The system will provide improved operating performance, efficiency and safety with the latest technology for the new line of 1,200 electric locomotives. The brake system will equip the locomotives with safety features, high reliability, and reduced maintenance intervals,  according to a Wabtec news release. Siemens will assemble the locomotives at the Indian Railways factory in Dahod, in the state of Gujarat, India.

Humatics will conduct a 12-month pilot project with New Jersey Transit to provide and operate the Humatics Focus track-condition monitoring solution. The pilot will expand the initial deployment of Humatics Focus from 10 monitored track miles to more than 100 miles of continuous infrastructure monitoring, according to a Humatics news release. The Humatics Focus technology enables predictive maintenance by providing real-time, precisely geotagged insights into track defects by leveraging data collected during every revenue service trip. 

Duos Technologies Group Inc., a provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for rail and trucks, has reported that its Railcar Inspection Portal technology last year performed more than 8.5 million comprehensive rail-car scans on more than 665,000 unique rail cars. The metric encompasses all cars scanned at locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico, representing about 40% of the total freight-car population in North America. Duos recently formalized a long-term partnership with a major Class I to develop AI solutions to streamline detection of mechanical rail-car defects. 

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