Smarter Trains and the Diversity of Challenges

The potential for Internet of Things (IoT) and it's multitude of real-world applications has been covered in great detail by many experts. With all the attention on Smart Homes and Connected Cars, the area of Smarter Trains and it's challenges seems to go unnoticed. As correctly pointed out in the linked article, there is still a long road for Smarter Trains. With the failure rate of these overlay systems still magnitudes higher than the accepted range, more field testing and robust solutions are not only required but must be treated with utmost urgency. With these technologies serving as an augmentation rather than a replacement for critical employees and the diversity in the types of trains and loads, the advice of the "crawl, walk, run approach" must be followed.

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