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ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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12/3/2012 | 3:57:55 AM
re: What GE's $15 Trillion Industrial Internet Needs
I checked the website and the work OGC is doing, very interesting. It sounds like the work might fit with what GE is describing as this need for "digital-mechanical engineers"
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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11/30/2012 | 2:41:28 PM
re: What GE's $15 Trillion Industrial Internet Needs
You're exactly right on the value of referential information -- and in fact that kind of location data Union Pacific actually does have today. It gets a read out on each train as it passes a sensor, and the crew will be told exactly what you describe about a problem wheel. But it doesn't have highly precise location data (GPS isn't accurate enough to use) on a moving train, it has to leave more safety cushion, and thus have less capacity, than it might if it could more precisely know the location at any given time.
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11/30/2012 | 1:48:26 AM
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Well, you don't need location information in the geo-spatial sense (because that might prove impossible) but if you had referential information you can get there. "Hey, the third bogey back on the 9:34 from NY has excessive vibrations." can be useful without needing to know the pricise lat/lon of the locomotive... With the internet of things may come the singularity - I can't wait.
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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11/29/2012 | 3:30:54 PM
re: What GE's $15 Trillion Industrial Internet Needs
That's interesting. When we wrote about the railroad Union Pacific's initiatives in this area earlier this year, one limitation is the lack of extremely precise location information. Some of these discussions presume that all data is available, and it's not the case.


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