SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 01-02/2018

The Wheel Detection Forum

February 2018 | Helmut Steindl

Vienna was the venue for the 4th “Wheel Detection Forum” from 4. to 6. October2017. This event was held in English. 250 experts from 36 countries listened to presentations and discussed trends and innovations as well as new concepts in the areas of train tracking using distributed acoustic sensing (DAS), wheel detection and axle counting systems. Preliminary reports were given on the trends and visions, whereby one statement in particular was especially interesting: ever larger quantities of data are being produced (big data), but the information content in the quantities of data are steadily declining....