In the 21st century, it is undeniable that transportation is shifting into the modern era. If you live in a metropolitan area, you might know that gone are the days of morning traffic and struggling to find a parking space. The ways of bike and car sharing, light rails, and energy-efficient shuttles, are surely the future.
Several large US Cities, like Phoenix, have invested heavily in the switch to light rail transportation. In 2017, they have ordered 11 light rail trains from Siemens Mobility, and recently purchased 14 more trains on the S700 on Tuesday, October 6th. The S700 model is state-of-the-art, with a spacious interior, energy-efficient LED lighting, room for cyclists to bring their bikes, and a powerful air conditioning system that can combat the Phoenix heat. In addition to the commitment to a comfortable commute, Siemens Mobility dedicates to improved performance, a consistent schedule, and optimized availability of their trains. Where will this revolution in service come from? The answer is condition-based monitoring.