BNSF Railway improves safety using IBM Services Platform with Watson
From 270006HDJ4 270006HDJ4 on April 20th, 2020
BNSF Railway Company reduced derailments and safety incidents in real time using data from sensors on trains and along tracks.
BNSF, one of North America’s largest railroads, collects data from thousands of sensors and needed a system that could interpret this data to effect real time safety and reliability actions. Through partnership with IBM Services, BNSF leveraged its sensor data to reduce safety incidents. It’s one of many ways BNSF uses IBM technology to run a safe and efficient transportation network.
BNSF and IBM:
• 4.4 billion transactions per day handled by BNSF’s Transportation Support System
• More than 3,000 wayside detectors collecting data 24/7
• A 60% reduction in derailments since 2008
• A 50% reduction in the employee injury rate over the last 10 years