Management & Operations

Keolis tests virtual reality glasses for rail maintenance

Posted on September 12, 2016

Photo courtesy of Keolis.
Photo courtesy of Keolis.
Keolis Commuter Services is testing the use of special virtual reality glasses in its operation of the MBTA Commuter Rail system to improve overall system reliability and reduce maintenance costs across the network. Keolis is distributing the glasses, which were developed by Cambridge-based AMA XpertEye, to its teams in the field, enabling them to transfer live video and other information to senior technicians located back at the main maintenance facility.

The glasses allow for both screen captures and image annotation, with the encrypted data transmitted via the Internet. This allows Keolis maintenance experts to more quickly and efficiently diagnose issues, reducing repair times on equipment that may be in remote locations and minimizing impacts on the performance of the commuter rail service, according to the company.

If the trial proves successful, the company will look at distributing the glasses widely throughout its Boston operation, and may use the technology in other operations in North America and around the world.

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