Metro Transit retrofitted its Bombardier Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) with the Wi-Tronix Violet Edge IoT platform and Connected Diagnostics System, according to the company’s press release.
Metro Transit will improve fleet availability with this new system by replacing a Monitoring Diagnostic System (MDS). This will also simplify maintenance and reduce transit delays.
Each vehicle on the fleet has two Train Operator Displays (TOD) installed, which provide a real-time view of information to the operator on the train. This includes conditions that affect the immediate operation of the train.
Additionally, the TOD provides maintenance personnel diagnostic insights to troubleshoot and repair the vehicle in the maintenance facility.
“The Mission of Wi-Tronix is to improve operational efficiency, service reliability, and safety of the rail transportation,” said Larry Jordan, president, and CTO of Wi-Tronix. “Wi-Tronix has been successfully implementing its mission for over 15 years on freight and passenger locomotives. With our customer Metro Transit, we are proud to expand our expertise to the light rail transportation. We are committed to supporting Metro Transit with a cost-effective use of Taxpayer money for service and safety improvements.”
The Wi-Tronix Violet Edge and Connected Diagnostics System provide remote visibility to the operator display exactly as the operator sees it in real-time.
Fault codes can be visible prior to the vehicle arriving for maintenance. This capability helps Metro Transit get vehicles back in service, minimize customer disruption, and improve its on-time performance.
Wi-Tronix delivers IoT platforms for the rail industry that provide actionable information and insights on networks.