Railway Asset Scanning Car Pod - RASC® Pod
The RASC® Pod is an integrated trackbed and asset mapping survey platform which can be operated autonomously and is low fuss to mobilise and deploy. We think of it as an inspection train in a box. The RASC Pod can be fitted to many types of rail wagons and road-rail vehicles and offers exceptional flexibility with a variety of above- and below-ground measurement systems.
The ease of deployment of the RASC® Pod provides for increased productivity. Traditional approaches require some days installing equipment onto a vehicle for one-off surveys. The RASC® Pod is ready to go in minutes and can facilitate gaining valuable survey time and reduce survey costs. This is especially the case where a hy-rail inspection platform is required to move on/off-track each survey day.
Multiple autonomous RASC Pods can be deployed for the cost of a single inspection train. This improved return on investment results in better coverage, less impact on revenue-earning traffic and less manpower requirements.