Using Passenger Phones to Inspect Track (Rail Innovation Group)

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Staff at the University of Birmingham have created a phone app that for passengers to measure and record the comfort of the journey. Research at the University of Birmingham has indicated that passengers will be able to download an app that will use their phone’s own sensors to record the bumps, vibrations and jerks along the ride. Feeding this information back into the rail company.

This innovation capitalises on the tech that each passenger carries with them on a journey, potentially adding creating hundreds of sensors on each train. Rail companies can then use this information and geo-locate where rail quality needs to be addressed through maintenance activities.

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Written by Long Branch Mike