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Tuesday, November 17 • 11:00am - 11:45am
IOT2: Will IoT Technology Deployments Prevent Railroad Accidents?

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Railroads in North America recently invested tens of billions of dollars to comply with a federal mandate to deploy a sensor network and wireless communications technology called positive train control, designed to prevent accidents due to human error. This session describes the deployed technology, its current limitations, and a sensor technology augmentation they developed to automatically identify anomalies due to track and roadbed problems, which is a dominant cause of railroad accidents. The information presented in this session was assembled by Raj Bridgelall and Denver Tolliver.

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Raj Bridgelall, PhD

Assistant Professor & Program Director, North Dakota State University
Raj Bridgelall holds a Ph.D. in Transportation & Logistics from North Dakota State University (with a 4.0 GPA) and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University (where he finished in the top 5% of his class). Raj is an experienced principal... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am AKST
Executive Ballroom B