Rail Networks

Building and Deploying a Train Mounted Camera for Remote Vegetation Management

Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network requires reliable monitoring of lineside vegetation. Together with the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), Keen AI has developed an innovative solution to remotely monitor biodiversity using a high resolution camera system. Hamzah Reta from Keen AI shares his experiences having worked on the project and plans for the future …

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AI Holds Key to Improving Biodiversity by Britain’s Railway Tracks

Press Release, 26.05.2022 Trials in using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify species of trees and other plants, from photographs taken by on-train cameras, have proven that lineside vegetation can be monitored safely, cheaply, quickly and at scale. Monitoring flora and fauna by railway track, in order to support better management of lineside habitats, is extremely …

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