Available for all locomotive makes and models, our energy management system incorporates track topology, train consist information, route data, operating constraints and goals.
The system helps train operators to run in the most energy and fuel-efficient manner over a given route by automatically controlling throttle and dynamic brakes.
Our Energy Management solutions adjust to train behavior and offer:
Progress Rail offers a fully integrated AESS™, reducing idle fuel consumption by over 50%, SmartConsist™, setting each locomotive to its optimal throttle position, and LEADER®, which determines the optimal control settings. All of these combine for a potential 15% in fuel savings.
On top of this, Progress Rail developed SmartConsist™ to provide an additional 1 percent fuel savings. SmartConsist™ sets each locomotive to its individual, prime throttle position within the consist, to improve overall fuel economy and reduce emissions, while achieving required power and tractive effort.
Additionally, our Automatic Engine Start/Stop solution – or AESS™ – monitors critical operating parameters during locomotive idle operation, safely and effectively shutting down the engine once all factors are satisfied. EMD® AESS™ provides superior fuel and lube oil savings, reducing emissions and wayside noise, while ensuring the locomotive remains ready for use. EMD® AESS™ reduces unnecessary idle time by more than 50 percent and improves locomotive fuel efficiency up to 29 gallons per day for switcher use and 18 gallons per day for line haul operation.
Progress Rail is proud to offer its newly developed, fully battery-powered switcher locomotive. The new EMD® Joule is a zero emissions switcher which includes battery capacity from 1.9 megawatt hours up to 2.4 megawatt hours, with additional options available.Learn More
Our Nitro Decision Support System augments the capacity of humans to objectively find the best course of action.Learn More
The Progress Rail PowerView Locomotive Event Recorder is built on our legacy of railroad event recorders and innovative data acquisition products and solutions. PowerView directly integrates into the EMD® FIRE display as well as other locomotive systems, and contains an integrated, internal, field-replaceable crash-hardened memory module. The recorder has a full industrial switch and multiple Ethernet ports for flexible network connectivity, as well as digital inputs with the capability to add additional inputs for various requirements.Learn More
Our PowerView™ suite of products helps protect your people and assets, and save valuable time and money. From our locomotive event recorder, to fuel monitoring, to our PowerView Connect remote monitoring, we have what you need to keep your railroads rolling.Learn More
When it comes to predictive condition monitoring systems look no further than Progress Rail. We deliver the most comprehensive predictive condition monitoring systems available on the market today.Learn More
PR Uptime™ combines our Locomotive Monitoring Center (LMC) experts, Uptime Cloud for secure data distribution and storage, Uptime Connect for data collection and transmission and Uptime Analytics to create measurable value in the shop, in the yard and on the track. How can Progress Rail help your company today?Learn More
Talos™ Train Automation leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to encode locomotive engineer behavior, analyze train runs, and optimize train operation. Let us know how Progress Rail can help you automate your trains today.Learn More