Researchers at UWE Bristol are collaborating with smart engineering solutions company Costain and engineering technology start-up Enable My Team, to develop a system that predicts faults on train tracks and in stations. The technology, currently in development, uses thousands of sensors and 3D modelling, which taps into big data. It will allow engineers to use Augmented Reality via a smartphone or Head Mounted Display, to locate failing components or structure faults, predict when they are likely to fail, and read onscreen instructions to help with repairs. The system will enable companies to fix a problem before it even becomes one, and at a time when commuting is not disrupted.
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