Railways use technology throughout their daily operations.

Railroads also work with suppliers and industry partners to constantly evolve to meet the industry’s dynamic information technology and research needs. For example, two of AAR’s subsidiaries — MxV Rail and Railinc — are at the forefront of using technology, data and in-the-field research to improve North America’s rail network’s safety, efficiency and sustainability.

MxV Rail — formerly Transportation Technology Center, Inc. — is the railroad industry’s world-class rail research and testing facility that works to improve the safety and efficiency of freight railroads throughout North America and the world. MxV Rail’s team of researchers, engineers and other experts develop and test the emerging technologies that keep railroads on the cutting edge.

Railinc is the leading provider of information technology, related network operations and financial services, and near real-time network data to North America’s railroads. Beginning as an information technology department within the AAR, Railinc has evolved to meet the dynamic information needs of the railroad industry. Today, Railinc’s product lines help railroads, rail equipment owners, third-party logistic providers and others increase productivity, achieve operational efficiencies and keep their assets moving safely.