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Smart gate to identify wagons

Smart gate to identify wagons

23 July 2018

India is developing a 'smart gate', which it envisages would be able to digitally identify wagons as they are handled at freight terminals. The technology would be a development of India's electronic identification and toll collection gantries used on motorways, combining laser sensors, high resolution imaging, electronic tags and RFID technology with rolling stock identification algorithms. This would be linked to a multimodal data exchange platform enabling the various organisations involved in handling a shipment to access information about arrival and despatch times. The work forms part of the FR8Hub project, which has been awarded EU funding as part of the Shift2Rail programme. There are 14 organisations from Sweden, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Spain taking part in the project (Item contains no further information.)

Railway Gazette International, July 2018. p.19.