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Machines With Vision are set to exhibit industry changing innovations

Edinburgh-based technology start-up Machines With Vision (MWV) are set to exhibit and present its industry changing innovations for the very first time at the world renowned ‘Rise of IoT and Big Data in Rail’ event, since securing its £2.6m investment. 

MWV is a venture backed, Edinburgh-based technology start-up creating transformative digital mapping solutions for the global rail industry.

Founded in 2016 by Anthony Ashbrook, Tim Lukins, Jan Wessnitzer and Matt Farrugia, the team take knowledge and expertise gleaned from their work within the robotics sector and apply it to the rail industry to resolve complex, legacy challenges.

The company are set to present, in Cologne Germany, on Tuesday 17th May – Wednesday 18th May 2022. This is a key date in the diary for technology leaders from across Europe to unite and display how game changing innovation and ideas can be applied to the rail sector; something Machines With Vision is proud to play a role in.

MWV work across the global rail industry providing a unique map of track features to unlock new geospatial mapping solutions, by using sensors installed on the underside of trains and cloud-based software to enable accurate prediction and monitoring of potential problems or faults. Their current clients include Deutsche Bahn and Network Rail.

If effective, this new sensory system being established could represent a major improvement in the maintenance of trains and the rails themselves. As technology and opportunities for its implementation improve, it is important that the rail industry take note of these advancements and seek to evolve alongside the technological innovation.

This type of technology can go a long way regarding reducing the costs involved with general maintenance within the industry as it will help outline performance-based issues earlier than normal. The general maintenance aid will also help the rail industry maintain a high eco-friendly status, when it comes to public transport as the fewer large-scale renovations to infrastructure will dramatically reduce the number of excavation projects and lorry usage across the UK.

Anthony Ashbrook, Co-Founder and CEO, commented:

 “We are excited to head out to Cologne for the ‘Rise of IoT and Big Data in Rail’ event and share with the world the ideas and solutions that have been bubbling away within Machines With Vision since our inception in 2016.

“Becoming venture backed has enabled us to pursue significant growth opportunities across the global rail industry, to engage with key players from across the sector and highlight the leading role that innovation must play in the creation of a digital, greener network, in Europe and beyond.”

Unique sensors and cloud-based software make up the innovative, geospatial technology that equips Machines With Vision’s customers with the foresight to proactively plan and overcome future operational challenges and become the climate friendly transport of choice, now and in the future.

Machines With Vision can be found on stand 21 at the event and Anthony’s presentation will take place in the Auditorium at 17:35 on Day 1.

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