Siemens launches Digital Rail Services in the US

Siemens is launching in the US a new business that will help rail operators bring infrastructure and vehicles into the digital era, named Digital Rail Services. Powered by software tools, the Digital Service business will help rail operators reduce unplanned downtime, improve operational efficiency, enable improved business planning and performance, as well as generate energy and cost savings.
The Digital Services offered for the rail industry are based on Railigent, a cloud-based industrial data analytics platform connected to Mindsphere, Siemens IoT operating system. The platform features Smart Monitoring for real-time insight on vehicle state and location, Smart Data Analytics that provide root cause analysis and remote vehicle and infrastructure diagnostics, and Smart Prediction that conducts prescriptive maintenance. Additional capabilities will include advanced cyber security and guidance services.
In addition to the company’s US rail hubs in California, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, Siemens will locate its Digital Services hub in Atlanta, Georgia which will be home to the Data Analytics and Applications Center on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. Siemens will also support the Digital Service portfolio by opening a new East Coast Locomotive Service Headquarters in New Castle, Delaware this summer. Siemens Digital Rail Services business unit is part of the Siemens Mobility Division.
The City of Atlanta and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will be among the first transportation providers to lead the way in putting big data to use from its existing fleet to improve operations and safety. In Atlanta, the Siemens Digital Services team will collect information captured via on-board systems from the Siemens-built Atlanta Streetcar and analyze data points to make the best use of their fleet. In Charlotte, CATS is currently working with Siemens on a pilot program for near real-time diagnostics and analysis of their light rail system data to help make prescriptive maintenance recommendations.

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