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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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5 Transportation Engineering Blogs You Should Be Following

Posted by Novel Engineering on September 5, 2017

No matter what industry you work in, it pays to stay on top of the latest developments in your field. If you’re a project manager or engineer working in a transportation engineering discipline, that definitely applies to you. That’s why this week we’ve taken the time to compile a list of some of our favorite blogs along these lines for both your reading pleasure and your industry-wide situational awareness.

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Improving Transportation Safety and Efficiency with Positive Train Control

Posted by Novel Engineering on November 15, 2016

The Modern Railroad

Having come far from the days of steam engines and hand signals, modern railroads make use of all the latest embedded systems technology in order to make railway freighting and transportation safer, more efficient, and more reliable. One of the biggest innovations of late is positive train control, a way to streamline and automate the prevention of certain kinds of accidents.

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Building Embedded Systems for the Rail and Locomotive Industry

Posted by Novel Engineering on October 25, 2016

The use of locomotives for transportation still offers many benefits, and it is still one of the most economical choices for freighting in the United States. Trains are no longer the primitive technology they once were, and modern trains incorporate embedded systems to perform a variety of functions to increase safety and productivity. While these systems can be a boon, they must be designed to the strictest of standards by a team with experience building embedded systems for the rail and locomotive industry.

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