5G intelligence underpinning railway safety in the COVID-19 era

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AI is a powerful tool, and it seems to have some useful features that could be employed in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The AI applications have been seen in airports in thermal and vision imaging, and this control measure provides valuable data input for public health in identifying the possible afflicted people in crowds and detecting passengers who are not wearing masks. Also, AI-based computer vision has been used for social distancing measures and to detect suspicious individuals. Technologies such as AI applications and sensors with biometrics have a significant role in detecting fever and a temperature and diagnosing and tracking geographical induction spread and public health and safety monitoring.

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Funding Information: The authors are sincerely grateful to the European Commission for the financial sponsorship of the H2020-MSCA-RISE Project No. 691135 “RISEN: Rail Infrastructure Systems Engineering Network,” which enables a global research network thatt tackles the grand challenge in railway infrastructure resilience and advanced sensing under extreme environments (http://www. risen2rail.eu).


Original languageEnglish
Article number639753
Number of pages5
JournalFrontiers in Built Environment
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2021


  • 5G, artificial intelligence, big data, coronavirus disease, internet of things, railway safety, railway station, railway system

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