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ProRail wants to suicide on the track forecasting with computers

ProRail wants to suicide on the track forecasting with computers

ProRail is going to use computers to get a better picture of wisselstoringen, suicides, people on the trail, subsidence and defects.

The spoormaatschappij has a huge mountain of data (big data) on a large scale will be analysed in a new DataLab. That has the train operation on Wednesday announced. The analysis work also TNO, the universities of Delft and Twente and other organizations.

ProRail says different types of noise to want to predict, including wisselstoringen and derdenstoringen. In this last category would be, among other suicide attempts on the track are counted.

“The computer searches for our relationships,” said the organization in a press release. “These are relationships that are too complex or unexpected to come up. Our starting point is always to with the experts around the table to go, so we have problems to understand then to collect data and to make ready for use. Afterwards, we analyze the data, make a model and see how well the model situations predicts.”

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The own data combined with other information, for example on population, weather and holidays. That research can, for example, predict on which days people are more about the track and where that often happens. “The model has ensured that we advance risicodagen can see it coming,” according to ProRail.

The way of operating said earlier this week that there are more than three thousand spoorlopers in 2016.

By geographic data, weather conditions, the number of trains and the condition of the track to combine, would ProRail also be able to predict in which places the track threatens to sag.

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