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Transportation

Transportation

Bringing digital horsepower to enable commerce and goods to move faster and more efficiently

For decades, GE scientists and engineers have revolutionized locomotive engine design and performance with physical breakthroughs in combustion, electric power and advanced materials. Today, they are leading the digitization of locomotives and the rail network itself, bringing digital horsepower to enable operations at increased speeds and efficiencies of trains on the track.

During the past decade, teams of researchers at GE Research led the development of digital platforms like Trip Optimizer, Movement Planner and Railyard Planner. These platforms have given our rail customers digital oversight and the ability to optimize the movement of individual locomotives to entire fleets along their networks.

With added digital horsepower, we’re providing tools to our customers that allows them to manage and optimize fuel efficiency. This is saving rail customers hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel costs and helping them improve the speed at which they can move commerce and goods for their customers. 

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