KUALA LUMPUR, 3 APRIL 2023: Asia Mobility Technologies Sdn Bhd (“Asia Mobiliti”), a leading mobility-as-a-service and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, has successfully completed a live testbed programme for railway condition monitoring with Malaysia’s largest railway operator, KTM Berhad (“KTMB”).
Known as IOrail, the system involves the use of drive-by sensing technologies with custom- designed IoT devices installed onboard trains. The data collected by these devices is fed into Asia Mobiliti’s Internet of Things (IoT) cloud platform that is powered by machine learning algorithms, which processes vibration signals and performs defect prediction in real-time.
This allows railway operators to monitor physical railway tracks via a virtual model and provide real-time condition parameters and defect detection capabilities so that the operators can uncover these faults and address them before actual accidents occur. The live testbed is the first-of-its- kind in Malaysia and the complete solution was developed in-house by Asia Mobiliti.
According to an industry survey (1) conducted by Asia Mobiliti and urban transit consultancy ASAP Mobility, half of railway operators in Asia are without conditioning monitoring systems and of those that do, 54% carry out monitoring using manual inspection methods. Furthermore, four in five operators indicated a willingness to upgrade to better digital systems while almost two-thirds want higher detection accuracy and faster reporting turnaround times.