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Railspire Signs its Second Customer

By December 12, 2022March 15th, 2023No Comments

Dallas, TEXAS, December 12, 2022 – Railspire, a company that retrofits locomotives for autonomous driving, today announced an agreement with its second customer, a provider of rail-related services with operations in nearly two-dozen states across the country. The customer will integrate Railspire’s technology into locomotives at an automobile assembly plant to support the automation of on-site railcar switching.

“Through several field trials and demonstrations, we have proven that our technology works and delivers real customer value,” said Lester Hightower, co-founder and board chairman of Railspire. “We are now eager to demonstrate game-changing capabilities with customers who have integrated our technology into their operations.”

Less than 30 days ago, Railspire signed a contract with a California-based railroad, the company’s first-ever commercial agreement. Integrations have begun with both customers, and the company will continue to pursue new customer agreements in early 2023.

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About Railspire

Railspire retrofits locomotives with artificial intelligence and machine learning software for autonomous driving. The company was founded in 2020 by three railroading experts, two of whom are the world’s preeminent autonomous rail technologists. Railspire’s autonomous locomotive driving technology helps railroads operate with better safety, efficiency and productivity. For more information, visit