French rail infrastructure operator SNCF Réseau and British monitoring technology company Senceive have announced an exclusive two-year research and development collaboration agreement.
The exclusive agreement will see the organisations work together to define the requirements for wireless sensors to monitor track condition on the French National Rail network. The team working on the project will analyse data from structural, geotechnical and track monitoring instruments installed at sites across France. SNCF Réseau aims to provide maintenance teams with continuous and precise condition information using technology that is simple to install, highly robust and requires minimal maintenance over a lifetime that could extend to 15 years.
The initiative forms part of the “Réseau haute performance” (High-Performance Network) programme to modernise rail infrastructure and move towards predictive maintenance.
For more information visit the SNCF website.