Bombardier has launched a predictive maintenance solution, further upgrading its OPTIFLO suite of rail control service solutions.

The new EBI Sense product is a subscription-based digital service developed to enable predictive maintenance of railway signalling.

EBI Sense leverages IoT, Cloud and machine learning to assess asset performance and provide insights to streamline maintenance.

The technology is particularly designed for widely distributed rail systems that include a large number of trackside assets.

Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions president Richard Hunter said: “The launch of our innovative, Cloud-native, predictive maintenance service for signalling is a transformative step towards realising the benefits of digitalisation for railway performance.

“Developed through a combination of technology and expertise combined with the latest exciting digital enablers, EBI Sense is a true reflection of our commitment to continuously innovate and add value for our customers across their system’s entire lifecycle.”

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The use of this technology is expected to help the operator in predicting maintenance costs and simplifying workflow processes.

EBI Sense is developed by Bombardier’s Rail Control Solutions’ Services team in Sweden.

Bombardier recently delivered the 800th MOVIA metro car to Delhi Metro Rail (DMRC) in India. The unit was manufactured at the company’s facility in Savli near Vadodara, and will now undergo testing and commissioning processes.

Last month, the company secured a three-year extension to its train services agreement (TSA) with Arriva CrossCountry in the UK.

Accordingly, Bombardier will continue to maintain, overhaul and clean a class 220 Voyager and class 221 Super Voyager fleets at least until 14 October 2023.