Passenger Trains

  • High Speed Passenger Train
  • Metro Passenger Train

Machine Vision systems have been traditionally used on dedicated inspection vehicles. However, during the last decade there has been increasing interest in their implementation on passenger trains including high speed and metro trains. Passenger trains often have constraints not applicable to dedicated inspection vehicles. For example, there are limitations on space available for on-board equipment storage and its positioning, often in underseat areas. Passenger trains also provide a challenge on mounting equipment externally as carriages are not typically designed to house vision equipment. Rail Vision works together with rolling stock manufacturers to optimise machine vision equipment design for passenger trains. Since most Metro trains both travel in underground and overground areas, specialised lighting and automated camera control to adjust for differences in illumination conditions is used to provide uniformly bright images with high quality.