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CN expects automation to save up to $400 million over next three years

(Source: Financial Post, June 4, 2019)

OTTAWA — A typical railcar inspection takes about two minutes for a Canadian National Railway mechanic walking on uneven ground around the tracks, shining a flashlight on a car’s undercarriage to spot defects in need of repair. But that task could be sped up drastically with the introduction of an automated inspection portal, a machine that relies on artificial intelligence that can evaluate 120 cars in the same time it takes a worker to check a single car.

Full story: Financial Post

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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