Naver Cloud builds real-time subway train monitoring platform in southern port city

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : November 2, 2022, 16:12 Updated : November 2, 2022, 16:12

[Courtesy of Naver Cloud]

SEOUL -- Naver Cloud, a cloud computing service wing of South Korea's top web portal operator, commercialized a smart inspection platform for subway trains in the southern port city of Busan. The platform collects operation data and stores it in a cloud environment to predict possible malfunctions and take proper action.
The condition-based maintenance (CBM) platform for the real-time monitoring of trains' operation data can communicate with drivers and make quick decisions in case of an emergency through machine learning. The system created through collaboration with Busan Transportation Corporation will be preferentially applied to Busan Metro Line 1, a 40-kilometer (25 miles) long subway line with 40 stations, to establish a safe management network for subway trains.  
"We will support Busan Transportation Corporation to provide more innovative urban railway services through the commercialization of South Korea's first railway monitoring platform and actualization of the first cloud-based CBM," Naver Cloud's sales executive director Lim Tae-geon said in a statement on November 2. The company said the platform fulfilled the national intelligence agency's security requirements. 
Because Busan is South Korea's second-largest city with many mountains, subway trains play a crucial role in helping people commute. The city with a population of some 3.4 million has a total of six subway lines that stretch over 205.6 kilometers. Through a 688.3 billion won ($485.2 million)-project, the southern port city aims to upgrade the safety management capability of subway trains by eradicating the sources of civil and industrial accidents.
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