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Driverless Trains: The Future Is Now

Posted by Novel Engineering on February 7, 2018

There’s been an awful lot of hype in recent years over self-driving cars. And indeed, if successfully implemented, autonomous vehicles providing the same service that taxi and commercial truck drivers do today will be a big deal. But there’s a similar application for this technology which is equally important, and in some ways, easier to implement: driverless trains. This technology is not just theoretical: it’s already in use right now, and the odds are that you’re going to be hearing a lot more about this technology in the near future.

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The Impact of Sensor Technology on Railway Safety Systems

Posted by Novel Engineering on April 13, 2017

Railways have served as the land-based veins of global commerce and transportation since the early 1800s. As with every great leap forward in technology, new challenges and risks arose as well. Every railway engineer’s worst nightmare is a collision or derailment. Oftentimes these tragedies can be linked back to human error.  Railway engineers began to ask themselves: what can be done to help reduce this problem?

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