Allvision Awarded Contract with the Transportation Technology Center for Railway Track Auditing System
Allvision IO has recently announced a partnership with the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) for a Positive Train Control (PTC) Track Data Auditing Subsystem. Via RFP, TTCI sought out a supplier of a Data Collection Subsystem as an element of the overall Track Data Auditing System (TDAS) for the purpose of evaluating the TDAS concept through field testing. Allvision was chosen to supply a Data Collection Subsystem for testing and evaluation. The data coming from the data collection subsystem will be made available to TTCI for evaluation through the Allvision Virtual Rail Inspector (VRI) system, Allvision’s data capture and comparison framework.
The VRI system is a Class 1 railway field-tested computer vision solution that captures and identifies PTC assets from a sensor mounted on a hi-rail and automatically reconciles against reference PTC data. The VRI has been proven successful at identifying PTC critical assets at 95 percent or greater accuracy at positional tolerances less than 12 inches on typical track operating conditions.
PTC is “a form of train control where train movement authorities and speed limits are transmitted electronically and automatically enforced to prevent violations.” PTC is governed by a list of “critical assets” that, if destroyed, degraded or relocated, would affect the safety, reliability, or operability of the railroad. While many of these critical assets have already been digitally documented and exists as a PTC database (i.e., reference data), the process to maintain these databases and conduct audits is labor and time intensive; therefore, a more versatile and automated solution was required.
Allvision looks forward to working with TTCI and other participating project suppliers towards the successful implementation of this project and to the future improvement of rail projects with the use of AI overall.
For additional information about Allvision’s railway detection and tracking solutions, download our documentation here.