CPKC JOINS RAILPULSE COALITION DRIVING INNOVATION IN RAILCAR TELEMATICS
RailPulse is working to develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies on railcars.
Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) announced its membership in the RailPulse Coalition.
RailPulse, founded by a dynamic consortium of forward-thinking railcar owners, is working to develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies on railcars that increase safety, efficiency, and visibility across North America’s freight rail industry.
CPKC becomes the third Class I railroad and 10th member of the coalition, joining Bunge North America, GATX, Genesee & Wyoming Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation, Railroad Development Corporation, The Greenbrier Companies, TrinityRail, Union Pacific Railroad, and Watco Companies LLC.
The key objectives of RailPulse include:
- Industry-Wide Telematics Infrastructure: The initiative facilitates collaboration among industry players by creating a secure, trusted, standardized, and vendor-neutral railcar telematics infrastructure that spans the entire North American freight rail industry.
- Data-Driven Transformation: By building an information infrastructure that harnesses data from GPS and railcar-mounted sensors and prioritizing data standardization and storage in the cloud, RailPulse focuses on delivering actionable insights enabling enhanced service levels, visibility, safety, sustainability, and productivity.
- Enhanced Service through Visibility: Through RailPulse, the integration of telematic sensors on railcars enables the generation of valuable data, empowering shippers with real-time visibility of railcar and goods movements to make informed decisions and optimize their operations.