More on IRIS


Not too long ago, we wrote about how our Intelligent Rail Integrity System (IRIS™) was going to be featured at the Railway Interchange event last fall. Well, if you didn't get a chance to attend the event but would like an indepth view on how IRIS works, take a look at this cool new video just out from QinetiQ North … [Read more...]

IRIS Featured at Railway Interchange 2013


QinetiQ North America (QNA) will display its Intelligent Rail Integrity System (IRIS™) at AREMA 2013 in conjunction with Railway Interchange this week in Indianapolis, IN. What: Railway Interchange 2013 When: September 29 – October 2, 2013 Where: Indiana Convention Center 100 S Capitol Ave Booth 5562 Indianapolis, IN Here's how IRIS works: The IRIS sensor units … [Read more...]

In-Car Alcohol Sensor Aims to Stop Drunk Drivers


It is estimated 10,000 people will die this year as a result of drunken drivers. QinetiQ North America is working on high-tech solutions that could save many of those lives. "We hope to reduce fatalities by 7,000 every year," said Bud Zaouck, director of transportation solutions at QinetiQ North America. Researchers have narrowed down their focus to two technologies. One is breath-based, and … [Read more...]

IRIS Selected by DC Regional Transit System


QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has selected its Intelligent Rail Integrity System™ (IRIS) for testing and evaluation. IRIS provides a real-time network of remote rail sensors to monitor rail integrity and provide alerts about buckling or breaks. IRIS continuously monitors changes in rail temperature, stress and rail neutral … [Read more...]

QinetiQ North America Wins Two Federal Rail Research ID/IQ Contracts


QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the award of two contracts from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Research and Development to provide research, development, test and evaluation services. These technical assistance contracts continue the partnership of FRA and QNA on rail safety programs that began in 1996.  Read more on QinetiQ North America's contract awards with … [Read more...]