Closing the loop between maintenance and operations
INIT has been equipping vehicles with APC since 2001. With more than 2,000 rail car vehicles in light rail, streetcars, and commuter cars, a cloud-based process has been utilized to analyze the vehicle data for APC quality checks. The object maintenance information system (OMIS) analyzes boarding data comparing it against alighting passengers to identify bad vehicle data.
Issues with on-board equipment can significantly impact vehicle performance and increase the life cycle costs of vehicles. Using a weighted value quality indicator, INIT can provide a synopsis of how equipment is performing relative to the “raw accuracy” of the data. This weighted value places accuracy measures on a comparison scale in order to successfully identify and mitigate APC related inconsistencies and inaccuracies.
Vehicles with larger discrepancies in quality indication tend to have errors associated with the vehicle. Through the OMIS, these errors can be flagged and sent for repair. By notifying the maintenance team via text, e-mail and voice mail, these equipment failures get addressed sooner so that agencies can continue to receive and report accurate information to the NTD.