Radio Sweden interviewed Irida about sun curves on railways

Mon 10 Jun 2024 13:15

At the beginning of June, Radio Sweden in Västernorrland interviewed STC's researcher Irida Shallari about the research project ENSURE 6G, which will develop camera technology that detects the risk of sun curves on railways.

Christer Sunesson på Sveriges Radio Västernorrland intervjuar Irida Shallari om forskningsprojektet ENSURE 6G som ska utveckla teknik som upptäcker risk för solkurvor på järnväg
Christer Sunesson from Radio Sweden interviews Irida Shallri about the research that will detect and prevent sun curves on railways.

In the reserach project, ENSURE 6G, researchers are developing technology that can detect the risk of sun curves on railways. In connection with an installation of equipment on a railway just outside Sundsvall, Radio Sweden came to do an interview with Irida Shallari, who works on the project. 

Forskningsprojektet ENSURE 6G som ska utveckla teknik som upptäcker risk för solkurvor på järnväg

The smart cameras measures the temperature of the rails.

- We measure the temperature on the railway in order to be able to detect and prevent the sun curves that can occur on railways, say Irida Shallari to the reporter Christer Sunesson on Radio Sweden.

The smart cameras that were installed at the railway continuously measure the temperature of the rails and collect data. This data will then be processed by an AI model that will alert in there is a risk of sun curves. Sun curves can occur when the railway temperature exceeds 40 degrees. Every year, 30-40 solar curves are created along Sweden's railways and can stop train traffic and, in the worst case, create derailments. 

- Our goal is to build a system that can create safer railways that benefit both industry and society, says Irida Shallari, researcher at the STC Research Center.

The research is conducted within the research project ENSURE 6G, which is a Nordic collaboration to develop and demonstrate advanced information and communication technology via 6G for industrial applications in rural areas. The project is funded with support from the European Union's Interreg Aurora programme and is a collaboration between Mid Sweden University, Oulo University in Finland, the companies Starbit AB and Solita Oy and Bron Innovation. Learn more about ENSURE 6G

Listen to the interview with Irida Shallari 

 

Forskningsprojektet ENSURE 6G som ska utveckla teknik som upptäcker risk för solkurvor på järnväg

Research engineer Rikard Hamrin assembles the measuring equipment onto the rails. 

 


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The page was updated 6/10/2024