Sensor technology in the railroad sector: potentials and obstacles
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter, 2009

Sensor technology can generate information automatically and in real time, and if utilized appropriately, this could help organizations approach a more proactive role in their ways of working. We report from an analysis of how the Swedish railroad administration has employed sensor technology and we identify and discuss the potentials that this technology holds as well as the obstacles that threaten to hinder the adoption of the same. We find that there are both technological and organizational challenges to overcome.

sensor technology


Radio Frequency Identification


Global Positioning System

information system

condition-monitoring technology

Information infrastructure


Taline Jadaan

Göteborgs universitet

Dick Stenmark

Göteborgs universitet

Proceedings of the 2009 ITS World Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, September 21-25 2009