SBB Cargo Provides Automated Alerts of Freight Car Movements via RFID

By Doug

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Swiss rail freight operator SBB Cargo is using RFID technology to monitor the movements of freight cars into and out of stations and yards. The deployment allows the company and its customers to identify exactly when each car rolls into a station and when it leaves, as well as the order in which the cars are coupled. That makes the loading and unloading process easier for SBB Cargo’s customers, while preventing errors or freight delivery delays. Learn how the system is currently being used by dispatchers, yard workers and customer to identify freight cars in real time, and how the technology might be used in the future.