Train planning software has traditionally optimized planning from a vertical perspective; matching containers based on height and weight restrictions and prioritizing loading position based on commercial considerations. The Stack Train Aerodynamic Optimization adds additional rules that account for the train “horizontally” and optimize the loading plan to avoid gaps that increase drag and fuel consumption.GE’s Global Research Center in New York had a key role in the development of the advanced algorithms to optimize intermodal train aerodynamics. In addition, the GE Global Software Center for industrial software and analytics in San Ramon, Calif., provides capabilities, platforms, and services to speed the pace of software innovation and commercialization of new technologies. Gate Kiosk OASIS now provides a Gate Kiosk as a fully integrated hardware and software solution. Gate Kiosk provides drivers with automated ingate and outgate access through an easy-to-use touch-screen interface and step-by-step prompts reducing time at the gate and increasing the productivity of terminal personnel. A gate arm is activated at the completion of the transaction to allow driver access and egress. OASIS Linux Platform OASIS is now available on a Linux platform. Current customers will be offered a Linux option that provides them more flexibility for server choice and better failover capability. On Monday, November 18, GE Transportation’s Ed McQuillan, product management leader for OASIS intermodal solutions, is part of a four-member panel, Tracking on the Road – The Final Frontier, and will provide insights on new intermodal technologies. About GE Transportation’s Optimization Solutions GE Transportation Optimization Solutions is a leading provider of transportation management software and analytics to the railroad industry. GE Transportation Optimization Solutions offers integrated rail transportation solutions for enterprise-wide data integration and sharing. GE Transportation Optimization Solutions solve the world’s toughest rail transportation challenges by leveraging in-depth knowledge of rail operations, intermodal terminal operating systems, and multi-modal transportation management to provide Software as a Service and licensed solutions to railroads and industrial shippers. GE Transportation Optimization Solutions software is used to manage rail and intermodal operations, signal and communication assets, railcar repair billing and inventory, and multi-modal visibility, planning, and execution for industrial shippers and logistics service providers.
About GE TransportationGE Transportation, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems for mining trucks, and value-added services help customers grow. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. For more information visit the company's website at www.getransportation.com.