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September 19, 2016

GE and Intel launch platform solution for locomotive efficiency

GE Transportation and Intel have partnered to introduce a new platform solution for locomotives, designed to turn trains into mobile data centres and help make them run faster.

GE Transportation and Intel have partnered to introduce a new platform solution for locomotives, designed to turn trains into mobile data centres and help make them run faster.

The new 'superbrain' GoLINC system is a network, communication and application management platform to help boost operations, fuel efficiency and horsepower, as well as enhancing locomotive traction through its sixth Gen Intel Core i7 processor.

GE Transportation president and CEO Jamie Miller said: "Our partnership delivers the most advanced connectivity across the rail industry to create a smarter rail ecosystem.

"This platform enhancement to GoLINC mobile data centre lowers costs by reducing the amount of data transferred over cellular connections."

"It enables operators to transfer data, host applications and interface with third-party systems, and can boost operational productivity."

Through this connectivity, GoLINC will create a Predix-edge-enabled device.

The platform will also allow for better data management and video analytics on the locomotive, and enables creation and deployment of future technologies.

Intel global transportation general manager Val Stoyanov said: "This platform enhancement to the GoLINC mobile data centre saves time and lowers costs by reducing the amount of data transferred over cellular connections, and will enable the rail industry to perform at its best.

"We look forward to continued collaboration with GE Transportation."

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