Indra will incorporate to its railway safety projects throughout the world the artificial vision and advanced analytical video solutions that represent the begicrossing and begirail products of Begirale Controlling Risk. These are state-of-the-art solutions that improve the safety of the vulnerable points of the railway track, such as the level crossings and the sections of the road with special risk through the use of artificial intelligence and computer vision.
Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technology partner for the key operations of its clients’ businesses around the world. It is a leading global provider of proprietary solutions in specific segments of the Transportation and Defense markets, and a leading consulting company in digital transformation and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America.
With this agreement Begirale has another top-level ally to continue with the strong promotion and commercialization of its products, thanks to the numerous projects for the railway sector that Indra undertakes in the five continents.
For Iñigo Zorriketa, director of Begirale, “this alliance will allow us to provide greater levels of safety and reduce incidents in the most critical points of a railway network, in many places of the world, thanks to the international presence of Indra”. In his opinion “society demands progress in terms of safety in the railway field and companies and administrations have the responsibility to design and implement improvements.” For this reason, Begirale proposes an innovative approach to increase safety in railway environments, with reduced investments, and complementary to current systems. “Our products have been designed to adapt to the complexity of this environment in the form of a flexible, modular, scalable and integrable solution” adds Zorriketa.
One of the differentiating elements of Begicrossing is that it allows the infrastructure manager to have complete control of what is happening in the level crossing. Normally, the railway infrastructure administrator knows what happens with the elements that are part of the protection system of the level crossings (barriers, lights and sound alarms), but lacks information regarding the external elements to the crossing, as is the case of vehicles, people, objects or animals. Begicrossing allows to have under control all those elements alerting when a situation of risk that can suppose a security problem occurs. The system provides visual tests and statistical data of both the problems and the malfunctions in the level crossings. In addition, all risk situations are recorded and that is useful for educational purposes, as well as possible claims.
For its part, Begirail analyzes in real time the content from the video cameras that monitor sections of track that present higher risks such as the entrances and exits of tunnels, trenches, slopes, overpasses or flood areas. In these areas, episodes such as rock falls, displacement of land, invasion of vehicles or overflowing of rivers occur with certain frequency. These situations, which can lead to serious accidents, are usually not detected until the train arrives and the train driver becomes aware; almost always too late to avoid the collision. Begirail allows permanent monitoring of these risk areas and autonomously identify any situation that may endanger rail traffic, generating an alarm that reaches the train through the signaling system and / or operators of the control centre.