Similar to other industries, railroad companies too are integrating machine sensor data and business data into many diverse aspects of their operations to make better informed decisions.
Certain aspects of the railway system are predictable. The staff, cars, schedule, etc. are predetermined before a single car is moving. However, just like any train ride, the real enchantment would begin once the trains start moving and data is being generated. We at CloudMoyo, are here to partner with you on your journey with advanced analytics be it your data coming from maintenance logs, GPS units combined with weather data to ensure train safety, handheld field tablets, GPS units that record speed, distance between trains, arrival time and location, visual and acoustic sensors in brakes, rails, switches and other hardware (e.g. RFID) or even your CRM.
We comprehend that advanced analytics will guide for creating opportunities in business, yet only a few companies are able to blend the right tools and generate precise insights which would benefit them. Our analytical expertise helps in ensuring that businesses build the right capabilities for data mining to provide insights which will enable to take better decisions and create a value. CloudMoyo also has a great track record in delivering solutions for US Class 1 railroad operators, network owners and services provides.
Asset Tracking & Management
CloudMoyo provides best practices of enterprise asset management for improving the productivity of all types of railroad assets such as fleets, locomotives, rail vehicles and related linear assets. This will assist railroads to achieve regulatory requirements, extend asset life, optimize parts management, reduce rail calls and increase planned maintenance.
We at CloudMoyo provide intelligent data solutions of all assets in the yard, including trains and railcars in the yard layout. This will assist the users to search for cars with specific properties, like their location in the yard, and the analysis related to other such things can be drilled down further. Powered by intuitive dashboards, railroad operators can keep track of important KPIs such as yard inventory, dwell time, as well as arrivals and departures.
Optimizing maintenance for rail assets is vital for delivering a safe, reliable, and profitable rail network. Acquiring precise information about rail assets is a crucial part of predictive maintenance decision support environment. CloudMoyo’s analytics based approach blends asset condition data with environmental, financial, and design data for you to understand the state and operating condition of key rail assets to improve the overall veracity and safety of your rail network.
Effective crew utilization has always been a challenge for railroads, whether it is with respect to skills, qualification and experience versus the various round the clock train scheduling & rostering. To keep these massive transit operations running requires real time insights into workforce performance & efficiency.
CloudMoyo's Crew Analytics helps to provide quick picture of all problematic crew areas covering
- Crew availability
- Crew Service Performance
- Dwell time and reasons
- Manual operations and reasons
- Problematic crew pools causing crew unavailability
Rail Car Analytics
Rail cars, Locomotives, wayside, signal equipment and track testing processes generate massive amounts of machine data that contain a mine of information. Using this data to identify future failures and degradations can allow railroad operators to improve performance. This allows maintenance teams to perform effective repairs and allow fleet managers to assign the healthiest assets to the most critical routes. Real time analysis of driver & vehicle data collected by onboard sensors is harnessed using modern data architecture and visualization software.
Positive Train Control (PTC)
The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 as laid down by Congress would require all Class I railroads and passenger rail operators to implement a mandatory Positive Train Control (PTC) collision avoidance system. PTC is the single-largest regulatory cost ever imposed on the industry by the Federal Railroad Administration, according to the AAR.
Owing to our association that we have with a major Class 1 railroad in North America in areas of Big Data, Analytics & Internet of Things (IoT), we have evolved as a strong system integrator in railroad and are amongst a handful of technology vendors that focus strongly in the railroad industry for delivering services to aid PTC implementation. Using data generated from signaling, wayside equipment, locomotives and tracks, CloudMoyo uses modern data architecture to generate insights for operators.