Safety has long been the most significant issue and biggest challenge facing the transportation industry. According to the research from Global Industry Analysts, in 2015 the value of the global railroad transport industry will reach $800 billion. As a result, the cost of failure also increases dramatically. Communication errors, visibility issues and other human errors cause the majority of rail accidents year after year. Because of this, rail embedded systems have grown exponentially over the last decade, thus dramatically reducing the number of accidents caused by human error. Continue Reading
Modern trains are becoming more and more technologically advanced and computerized each and every day. Because of this, the standards of safety, automation and interoperability are consistently improving throughout the Rail industry. The potential uses for embedded systems in rail applications cover a broad spectrum of functions, from precise initial rail installation geometry, to train protection and signaling systems, to station management as well as seen, and unseen, passenger conveniences.