Request for Information: Automation in the Railroad Industry

  • 29
  • Mar
  • 2018
DOCKET NUMBER: 2018-0027
SUBJECT: Freight Operations, Intelligent Railroad Systems, Passenger Rail, Railroad System Issues, Risk Assessment, Knowledge diffusion, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Autonomous
KEYWORDS: Request for Information, RFI
ABSTRACT: This request for information notice replaces the version published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2018 (83 FR 12646), to make technical corrections to the prior version. FRA requests information and comment on the future of automation in the railroad industry. FRA is interested in hearing from industry stakeholders, the public, local and State governments, and any other interested parties on the potential benefits, costs, risks, and challenges to implementing automated railroad operations. FRA also seeks comment on how the agency can best support the railroad industry’s development and implementation of new and emerging technologies in automation that could lead to safety improvements or increased efficiencies in railroad operations.
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