Albertville, Ala. UNITED STATES – Progress Rail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is pleased to confirm it has signed an updated Master Development Agreement with Seeing Machines, an industry leader in computer vision technologies, which enable machines to see, understand and assist people. The new exclusive agreement provides the framework to ready the companies’ fatigue monitoring solution for commercial use in rail applications.
Under the original agreement, Progress Rail and Seeing Machines conducted multiple, successful field trials with rail customers, enabling both parties to witness the fatigue monitoring technology in real time, as well as to better understand the challenges rail operators face in managing fatigue and distraction.
“Our primary goal is to serve rail customers with valuable rail technologies, products and services to optimize their bottom line,” stated Paul Denton, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Analytics for Progress Rail. “In working with Seeing Machines, we have collectively developed technology to do just that – by monitoring rail operators for alertness, global railways can maximize the efficiency of their rail fleets and help operators arrive home safely.”
“We are delighted to be continuing our work with Progress Rail,” added Paul Angelatos, Senior Vice President & GM Fleet, Rail and Off-Road for Seeing Machines. “Having worked closely over the past few years to develop a robust solution for the rail industry, it’s very pleasing to see that we are now able to move this commercial partnership to the next stage and start to significantly improve safety and productivity across the rail sector.”
About Progress Rail:
Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions and technologies for global rail customers. Progress Rail delivers advanced EMD locomotives and engines, railcars, trackwork, fasteners, signaling, rail welding and Kershaw Maintenance-of-Way equipment, along with dedicated locomotive and freight car repair services, aftermarket parts support and recycling operations. The company also offers advanced rail technologies, including data acquisition and asset protection equipment. Progress Rail’s deep industry expertise, together with the support of Caterpillar, ensures a commitment to quality through innovative solutions for the rail industry. Progress Rail has a network of nearly 200 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit progressrail.com and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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