Our vision

RailPod combines a diversity of inspection technologies into one agile platform, optimizing inspection budgets while predicting future maintenance needs globally.

RAILPOD CAPABILITIES

A portable platform, combined with intuitive displays, provides a diverse suite of inspection capabilities that can be used by any inspector with a minimal amount of training.

Geometry

A full complement of geometry measurements displayed in strip charts and functional, user-friendly displays to include gauge, crosslevel, alignment, surface, speed, wear, profile, etc.

Data Analytics

Broader data sets of rail condition measured more frequently enables a new level of insight and data driven efficiency for a safer and a more effective railroad network. Allows customers to prioritize long term and short term maintenance programs.

Autonomy

In addition to Accompanied Mode with a walking inspector, or one in a hi-rail vehicle, customers may elect for autonomous movement along dedicated track segments for autonomous inspection, providing users with the needed data to make accurate and informed decisions.

Add-on Services

A unique agile platform allows customers to incorporate future task and survey enhancements such as vegetation control, tunnel and bridge inspections, right of way infrastructure mapping, and more.

Internal Rail Flaw

A critical part of any comprehensive inspection process, our pending flaw detection technology is a non-contact system that can identify and accurately qualify the existence of an internal flaw.

Loaded Gauge

A future option includes an automated track loading fixture that applies a lateral load at the base of the rail that assess the performance of fixtures, ties, and ballast. Monitors gauge before, during, and after loading.

Railpod in operation

We are passionate about providing a better inspection process that generates more frequent, actionable, prioritized data for the customer. We believe with better data, maintenance costs will be reduced, and safety of operations will continue to improve. The RailPod vehicle is designed to be easily ferried and operated by a single inspector.


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QUICK SET ON/OFF

Quickly set on at a road crossing
in just a few minutes using any truck
with a hitch. The small size allows for
light duty trucks to transport the
RailPod equipment.

ALTERNATIVE CRANE OPERATIONS

With a crane attachment, the RailPod
can be quickly removed from or set
on to a track. The RailPod is small enough
to be transported on a small flatbed.

ANY HI-RAIL

No special equipment is needed to
control the RailPod, nor does the hi-rail
truck need modification. The supplied
ruggedized tablet is quickly affixed in
seconds to any hi-rail truck. 

CHARTING

Traditional “strip” charts can be used
to visualize the inspection data.
An assortment of metrics may be displayed.
Inspections can be compared in real time
to identify variations over time. 

PROFILE

Real time profile wear, rail sizing,
and classification is provided. Quickly
assess and characterize flow growth
and head loss. 

DATA

Quickly qualify data against requirements.
High precision and repeatability of data
measurements allow managers to
proactively plan and maintain, reducing
maintenance costs. 

ACCOMPANIED

Either walking or in a hi-rail truck, the
RailPod will work in conjunction with the
inspector at a diverse speed range.

REMOTE OPERATIONS

Operating speeds as slow as a
walk up to 40 MPH can be achieved
over dedicated track territory.

our TEAM

  • Our team is passionate about safety, transportation,
    robotics, data, and the railroad industry.
    We believe in making a global impact to our transportation industry.

     

    The RailPod Team

  • Our team is passionate about safety, transportation,
    robotics, data, and the railroad industry.
    We believe in making a global impact to our transportation industry.

     

    THE RAILPOD TEAM

  • Our team is passionate about safety, transportation,
    robotics, data, and the railroad industry.
    We believe in making a global impact to our transportation industry.

     

    RAILPOD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Our team is passionate about safety, transportation,
    robotics, data, and the railroad industry.
    We believe in making a global impact to our transportation industry.

     

    RAILPOD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Our team is passionate about safety, transportation,
    robotics, data, and the railroad industry.
    We believe in making a global impact to our transportation industry.

     

    RAILPOD BOARD OF DIRECTORS


awards

2013
MassChallenge
2014
MassTLC

Winner, MassChallenge Award, Oct. 2013
RailPod won the Top Award and a $100,000 prize at the world’s largest start-up competition against 1,200 companies. RailPod was recognized for achieving a revolutionary and innovative new business model which will benefit the global railroad industry.

Winner, MassTLC Award, Sept. 2014
RailPod won the MassTLC (Technology Leadership Council) Award in the ‘Start-Up To Watch’ category. MassTLC is the region’s leading technology association, and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. The Award was announced at the annual awards ceremony, attended by 1,400 people in Boston.

Get in touch

CONTACT US:

Thank you for your interest in RailPod. For more information about our team or products, or to schedule a demonstration, please contact us by phone or email. If you are an enthusiastic, hard working mechanical engineer, data scientist, or software engineer, please reach out to us.

  •   371 Dorchester Ave., Suite 160, Boston MA 02127
  •   Phone: (617) 826-9536
  •   inquiries@rail-pod.com

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