This episode of Over the Edge features an interview between Bill Pfeifer and Jeff Necciai, CTO of Duos Technologies. Bill and Jeff dive into how Duos’s railcar inspection portals collect and process data at the edge, then use AI to quickly detect defects. They discuss how this reduces dwell times when trains are sitting for repair and increases the safety of railway workers. They also cover the other transportation industries that Duos has their eyes on and the challenges they continue to work on in the railway industry.
“Our cornerstone product is the Railcar Inspection Portal, where we take 360 degree views of trains at track speed. And we provide the ability to do a remote visual inspection on those, a very detailed remote visual inspection, and we also provide AI around that to automatically detect defects and anomalies on those rail cars.”
“When we're acquiring data from a train that's moving 125 miles an hour, we're capturing over 80 gigabytes of data per second.”
(01:15) Jeff’s journey and how he got to Duos Technologies
(03:39) Overview of Duos Technologies
(05:19) Collecting rail data at the edge
(07:21) What do they use the data for?
(08:46) How were railcars inspected before Duos’s technology?
(12:39) Benefits of remote inspection for the workers
(15:10) Can improving the rail industry reduce carbon footprint?
(17:57) Processing data at the edge railside
(20:23) What data is most valuable?
(22:23) AI and using human-in-the-loop
(25:13) Environmental challenges on the railways
(29:05) Applying this technology to cars and planes
(33:11) The excitement of the railcar engineers
(36:11) The speed challenge
(38:39) New tech that Jeff is excited about
(41:26) Sharing rail safety data with the industry
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