Management & Operations

Hong Kong rail uses artificial intelligence to deploy engineers

Posted on July 9, 2014

Photo by Fabio Achilli via Flickr
Photo by Fabio Achilli via Flickr
HONG KONG — In a typical week, 10,000 people carry out 2600 engineering works across Hong Kong's subway system — from grinding rough rails smooth and replacing tracks to checking for damage. Each task is scheduled and managed by artificial intelligence (AI), according to a New Scientist report.

RELATED: Clever financing keeps Hong Kong metro profitable

The AI overseer, which works with a simulated model of the entire system to find the best schedule for necessary engineering works, saves MTR two days a week of wrangling over the repair schedule. Also, MTR's repair teams now have 30 minutes longer to finish their night's work — a small time boost that saves MTR $800,000 a year, the report said.

MTR is now planning to roll out its AI overseer to the other networks it manages — Stockholm, Melbourne, London and Beijing,

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Judge orders N.Y. MTA to run 'The Muslims are Coming' ads

The ads promote a documentary that follows a group of Islamic comedians traveling America doing performances that they hope will spread goodwill.

Scott Bogren named new CTAA executive director

He has been with the organization for 28 years, serving in a variety of capacities during his tenure and will succeed Dale Marisco, who has held the position since 1995.

Iowa's DART names chief operating officer

Tim Sanderson has more than 15 years of experience in transit in Nashville, Tenn.; Winnipeg, Canada; and Brandon, Canada.

Lane Transit selects Jackson for GM post

Aurora “A.J.” Jackson — the current GM of Montebello Bus Lines in Montebello, Calif. — started her career at Montebello as a bus operator working to pay her way through college.

Meridian announces Sprinter 4X4 factory option

The option has been available for many years in Europe but only debuted in North America with late availability in the 2015 model year.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close