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ENSCO Rail Acquires License for VAMPIRE® Pro Vehicle/Track Interaction Software to Enhance Rail Safety Solutions
ENSCO Rail announces that it has acquired an enhanced user license to the internationally recognized VAMPIRE® Pro vehicle/track interaction software. VAMPIRE Pro will enhance ENSCO Rail offerings and provide customers with the most accessible, cost-effective and comprehensive evaluation tools for vehicle/track interaction and derailment risk assessment currently available.
VAMPIRE Pro software is used to simulate rail vehicles on track. It is specifically designed for rail vehicle and track interaction modeling, and has been developed and validated over decades to accurately predict rail vehicle responses to track features, external forces and wheel/rail contact conditions. VAMPIRE Pro has been used extensively around the world for decades for rail vehicle design and evaluation, derailment investigation and prevention, and passenger safety and ride quality simulations. ENSCO’s enhanced user license includes access to the VAMPIRE Pro source code for long-term sustainability of this product.
The ENSCO Rail VAMPIRE Pro service offering includes a seamless integration with the ENSCO Rail Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGMS) to provide automated vehicle dynamics simulations in near real time for the purpose of conducting digital twin analytics. As track geometry data is streamed in near real time to ENSCO Rail web-based servers, vehicle dynamics simulations of the client’s fleet will automatically be performed using the most up-to-date track geometry. Results are provided in a fully automated fashion, highlighting locations of concern for ride quality and derailment risk and producing valuable data for track degradation and maintenance planning, including for use with ENSCO’s Automated Maintenance Advisor (AMA).
“ENSCO Rail is uniquely positioned to maximize the value of VAMPIRE Pro and build on our commitment to provide the industry and our customers with the most innovative condition monitoring and predictive analytics tools.
“Integrating VAMPIRE Pro with automated web-based processes such as our ATGMS and data analytics solutions will provide customers with the most accessible and comprehensive evaluation tools of vehicle/track interaction and derailment risk assessment available. And with access to the VAMPIRE Pro source code, ENSCO Rail can continue to develop and provide relevant cutting-edge vehicle dynamics simulation processes tailored to our customers’ needs.”
A wholly owned subsidiary of ENSCO, Inc. For more than 50 years, ENSCO has been leading the rail industry worldwide in developing new and advanced technologies to improve the safety, security and quality of their operations. ENSCO is a leading provider of automated and autonomous inspection systems, web-based data management systems, vehicle dynamics analysis and simulations and large-scale systems integration for federal and commercial railways. The ENSCO name represents the rail industry’s premier source for track inspection, vehicle/track interaction monitoring, railroad asset management technology and PTC/train control inspection and services. The ENSCO Rail subsidiary provides products and services to commercial customers. Learn more about ENSCO Rail. Learn more about ENSCO Rail.
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