JR Dynamics, Newcastle University, Angel Trains, West Midlands Trains and AQ Ltd

Overhead line (pantograph) damage costs the UK rail industry more than £100 million a year and causes delays and safety issues. HPOMS aims to develop camera systems that provide visual footage of impacts and overhanging foliage and utilise the footage to accurately measure pantograph height, wire stagger and carbon wear. 5G coverage will enable high powered and near instantaneous image processing triggering appropriate alerts, improving passenger safety as well as reducing operational costs.

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