The advances of telematic systems and applications have spread rapidly to cover all transport modes. The rail freight traffic is no exception. The purpose of this paper is to describe a project which attempts to streamline a part of the international rail transport process, a part of the transport "pipeline". Technically the RailTrace system can be regarded as a very typical example of any Internet application, where particular information provided by one party can be utilized by all the other relevant parties. RailTrace, the renewed tracking and monitoring system improves the information exchange between the parties involved in the logistic chain, simplifies customs procedures and provides real time consignment monitoring possibility for consignors, consignees, transport operators and different service providers. VR (Finnish Railways) is the main promoter and host of the system, but several other European parties have committed themselves to provide information for the system

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1999 Published By: ITS America, Washington DC
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Vision Lab
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455-0220
  • Authors:
    • Leviakangas, Pekka
    • Holmberg, Sirkka-Leena
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  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Pagination: 11 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00778049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1999 12:00AM