Smart sleepers to collect real time data (Railway Gazette)

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An agreement to co-operate to develop ‘smart’ sleepers containing real-time data collection sensors has been signed by Italian start-up company Greenrail and Spanish technology provider Indra.

The companies are to work together to study the technical and economic viability of the concept, which would integrate Indra’s technology with Greenrail’s sleepers. These combine a prestressed concrete core with an external casing made from recycled rubber and plastic.

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