Recent Research and Development Results and Outlook for Track Technology

Hiroo KATAOKA
2021 Quarterly Report of RTRI  
Recent Research and Development Results and Outlook for Track Technology RTRI's new Master plan began this year in 2020. In this plan, one of the directions set for research and development is how to use ICT to save labor in track maintenance. This report describes research results from the field of track technology achieved during the previous fiveyear master plan, and introduces RTRI's research policy for the new Master plan. Research results include, for example, an integrated data
more » ... ated data management system for railway infrastructure, the development of a system to support track monitoring from onboard trains, and a method for detecting loose sleeper on ballasted track. In future, we aim to use digital technology to facilitate track inspections and improve prediction methods.
doi:10.2219/rtriqr.62.1_11 fatcat:73zbbx3xerhttdkv4m3kafqgwy