Hackers at The House of Science

Published: 8 September 2017

Luleå University of Technology took the opportunity to present its internationally-recognized railway maintenance research for the 48 system developers who arrived in Luleå with Trainhack - A train with good internet connection adapted for hacking on rails. They travel on a 2,000 km long journey, while developing apps, IoT solutions and web services for public transport.

At the House of Science in Luleå, Phillip Tretten, Operation and Maintenance Engineering and eMaintenance Lab, Peter Söderholm, The Swedish Transport Administration / ePilot and Jesper Westerberg, eMaintenance365, presented ongoing projects and future plans.

"There was a knowledgeable and interested audience today. I think they found our projects with LKAB and Boliden exciting", said Phillip Tretten, researcher in railway maintenance at Luleå University of Technology.

In an open question, a problem bank was requested, where The The Swedish Transport Administration could publish tasks and open data sources for those who want to create a solution.

"The technology is not the problem for us, it's all complicated agreements and the law that's problematic. But otherwise, the idea is good, said Peter Söderholm.

After a few hours in Luleå, participants in Trainhack boarded the train for a trip south.

Organizers and sponsors for Trainhack are SJ AB, Blå Tåget, eTRAVELi, Oxyfi, Trafiklab, Railit, Västtrafik, Microsoft, Icomera, Sandelin Webbyrå, Linkon, Taxi Stockholm, m.nu, eMaintenance365 AB, Luleå tekniska universitet and 46elks.

Phillip Tretten

Tretten, Phillip - Associate Professor

Organisation: Operation and Maintenance, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492855
Room: F701 - Luleå»
Peter Söderholm

Söderholm, Peter - Adjunct Professor

Organisation: ETSKVALO, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Room: A2594 - null»