Rail Condition Assessment Solution
RailVision™ enables efficient rail track inspections by automatically processing terabytes of aerial imagery for the identification of track features and anomalies and the generation of actionable results.
When it comes to supplemental railroad track inspections, today’s railway companies are faced with several limitations:
- Inspection equipment requires track occupancy
- Single track inspection only
- Limited actionable information
- Significant delay (months) in delivery of results
The use of drones and RailVision™ provides a unique solution at an unequaled value to the rail transportation industry.
- No track occupancy
- Inspect multiple tracks simultaneously
- Wide range of automated detection abilities
- Delivery of actionable results in hours
Tie Counting, Distance & Slew Angle
Tie Type & Condition
Tie Plate Detection
Confirmation, Spikes & Holes
Customer Example - BNSF Railway
Bihrle Applied Research Inc. serves as key consultant to BNSF Railway in support of its UAS initiatives and RailVision is the solution of choice for BNSF for its supplemental track inspection activities.
RailVision is a proven technology that is available today and serves as the single solution selected by BNSF Railway for its UAS-based supplemental track inspection activities. BNSF is actively building out its supplemental track inspection activities using drones and RailVision, conducting automated rail inspection on a weekly basis and continuously increasing coverage across its 32,000+ miles of rail networks. In tandem, Bihrle Applied Research Inc. continues to make improvements and add capabilities to RailVision in support of this expanded use.
"Bihrle’s computer vision capabilities have been used in conjunction with our railway safety enhancement research and the FAA’s Pathfinder Program. The breadth of railway anomaly detection capabilities provided by Bihrle allows us to further research into the use of long range UAS."