Using Mosaic 360 cameras on trains helps railways map their tracks and stay on schedule

360 cameras on trains are helping railways stay up-to-date, safe, and efficient.

Mobile mapping is not restricted to automobiles and roads. Railway companies are also using mobile mapping 360 cameras such as the Mosaic 51 aboard their railways in order to map their train tracks.

Efficient Infrastructure Monitoring

Due to the nature of trains and train routes, they can greatly benefit from the use of mobile mapping 360 cameras.

The guaranteed frequency of the collection of images ensures that data is in real-time and allows the railway companies to stay on top of any potential damage to the railway tracks. Using LiDAR technology in combination with GNSS and IMU, they can precisely identify any harmful situations immediately and get to work to prevent prospective troubles. One such example is the ability to simulate potential tree fall situations around the tracks.

The continual streaming of updates about the conditions of the tracks are a cost-effective manner in which to monitor the rails as it requires no added work on the part of the railway company.

Learn about one Mosaic customer who scanned non-electrified railroads in Norway.

cars on road near city buildings during daytime
Photo by Laurent Jollet

Traffic Management with 360 Cameras on Trains

Mobile mapping 360 cameras which include LiDAR technology can be utilized to manage the traffic of oversize or overweight train cars for effective and safe transportation of goods.

Mosaic 360 cameras can be mounted atop train cars allowing railways to capture important parameters such as the clearance profile, gauge of the track, superelevation, slopes and curves of the track. And thus railway companies are able to accurately provide the most current information for traffic on the railways.

Updating Rail Signaling Systems

One vital part of rail safety is the maintenance of rail signals in order to prevent accidents either between two trains or between a train and a vehicle.

The use of mobile mapping 360 cameras on or around railways and trains ensures that these signaling systems are monitored and kept in safe, working conditions at all times.

train rail tracks during daytime