Transportation

Industry Brief

  1. GE vows to hire more women in science, technology roles

    GE vows to hire more women in science, technology roles

    The world’s leading locomotive builder has vowed to hire 20,000 women to fill science, technology, engineering and math-related jobs by 2020.
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  2. Bloomberg: GE Transportation Acquires Ider to Make Trains Smarter

    Bloomberg: GE Transportation Acquires Ider to Make Trains Smarter

    GE Transportation acquires Canada-based rail company Iders. Seth Bodnar, Chief Digital Officer at GE Transportation, joins Bloomberg TV Canada to discuss the importance of this acquisition.
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  3. Supersmart Trains are Speeding up Supply

    Supersmart Trains are Speeding up Supply

    What happens when the ultimate symbol of the industrial age, the locomotive, roars into the age of the Industrial Internet? The network of 140,000 miles of railroads and 1.7 million rail cars in the U.S. gets a futuristic upgrade.
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  4. GE expands asset performance management suite with Meridium buy

    GE expands asset performance management suite with Meridium buy

    GE Digital acquired Meridium, a leading developer of asset performance management (APM) software for machine-heavy industries such as oil, gas, electricity and chemicals.
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  5. GE Buys Software Company to Bolster Rail-Industry Supply Chain

    GE Buys Software Company to Bolster Rail-Industry Supply Chain

    The deal will complement GE’s sensor technology and Predix operating system to improve shippers’ ability to move goods and transfer information. “We are very focused on helping better integrate and streamline the broader rail supply chain,” Seth Bodnar, chief digital officer of GE Transportation stated.
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    Run Your Transportation Assets at Peak Performance

    Addressing industry challenges for optimization

    Today, assets and operations in the transportation industry are not consistently running at their full potential. Freight traffic is at a seven-year high with revenues reaching over $70 billion; capacity is recovering quickly and customers are demanding faster cycle times. GE Transportation delivers software solutions focused on critical outcomes that help manage and optimize transportation assets, increase utilization, reduce dwell time, save fuel, and increase velocity.

    1. $28B

      Spent to Modernize North American rail
      Spent to Modernize North American rail
      Integrate the rail ecosystem with data-driven insights to improve visibility that will enable railroads to streamline operations and increase network velocity.
    2. $11B

      Spent on fuel
      Spent on fuel
      Optimize fuel consumption. GE Transportation’s emissions-reducing rail systems have helped the rail industry save $197 million in fuel costs, reducing greenhouse gases by 628 kilotons.
    3. 4%

      Decrease in Average Train Velocity in Recent Years
      Decrease in Average Train Velocity in Recent Years
      Plan with real-time rail network information. GE’s network optimization software solutions help increase train velocity and maximize existing terminal capacity.
    4. 10%

      Reduction in Emissions
      Reduction in Emissions
      Improve fuel efficiency to increase related emissions savings. Trip Optimizer customers have seen fuel savings of 3% to 17%, depending on the type of train service and rail topography.

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