HS1 developing augmented reality tech to virtually replicate rail assets

HS1 Ltd is on track to revolutionise the rail industry by developing augmented reality technology that will virtually replicate rail assets on the HS1 line.

The new technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow the swift detection and repair of faults with St. Pancras International's lifts, escalators and travelators, as well as signalling equipment along the high-speed line. Maintenance engineers will now be dispatched quicker to repair the faults, thus saving time and money, and efficiently managing the railway and station.

The project is being funded by Innovate UK, in partnership with PAULEY, Network Rail (High Speed) Limited, Athonet and the University of Sheffield AMRC.

Read this article by Global Railway Review for more.