Another year passed. The second annual brake friction conference, once again in Derby and I have the opportunity to present a part of my work on automation of (legacy) brake systems. This may help to get automated and autonomous trains on track soon.
In the picture, you see a Cascade Classifier trained to detect brake equipment on the wagon side. As you can guess, plenty of data is required to train such AIs – which are not collected in the railway sector currently. For all those interested in the slides, download them here.