About Us

Railmetrics is the rail division of Pavemetrics; specializing in 3D vision systems and Artificial Intelligence for the automated inspection of railway infrastructure.

Our mission is to provide the very best 3D sensors and processing software, tailored to meeting our client’s unique needs, and backed by superior after-sale service.

Our technology

Railmetrics sensors help railways to better manage and maintain their assets by reducing inspection time and labor cost and by expanding the breath and depth of railway inspections.

Railmetrics’ LRAIL technology is a compact multifunctional inspection system that combines high-speed 3D lasers and precision optics to capture high-resolution 2D images and 3D profiles simultaneously at speeds up to 120km/h, day or night.

2D images and 3D scans are first automatically motion-compensated using inertial sensor data, then automatically analyzed for feature recognition and evaluation.

As a result of its multifunctional aspect, the LRAIL provides a much more comprehensive inspection compared to traditional, single purpose technologies such as linescan imaging and geometry measurement systems.

With just a single pass the LRAIL is capable of automatically measuring and reporting on a wide range of railway parameters including: gauge, cant, alignment, rail head wear, premium fasteners, spiking, crosstie grading, ballast levels, ballast fouling, and more.

As well, thanks to the Deep Neural network, the LRAIL’s capabilities are constantly expanding and improving.

Our management team

Richard Habel

Co-Founder, President and CEO

Richard Habel has over 25 years of expertise in the design of high-tech products, business development and due diligence. Richard excels in identifying and transforming disruptive technologies and driving their development into market-leading solutions that enhance profitability. He is the author of more than 25 patented inventions in the United States.

John Laurent

Co-Founder, VP Business Development and CTO

John Laurent has over 25 years of expertise in the design and commercialization of 3D and laser imaging technologies for industrial applications. He is also the author of several papers and patents.

Jean-François Hébert

Co-Founder and Director of Product Development

Jean-François Hébert has a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Computer Vison. Prior to founding Pavemetrics, Jean-François worked at the National Optical Institute (INO) where he took part in the development of different systems dedicated to road inspection.

Our market presence

Our sensor technology is trusted in more than 45+ countries across 5 continents:

North America

  • Canada

  • Mexico

  • United States

South America

  • Argentina

  • Brazil

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Ecuador

  • Peru


  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Croatia

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • France

  • Greece

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Netherlands

  • Poland

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom


  • Morocco

  • Nigeria

  • South Africa

  • South Sudan


  • Bangladesh

  • China

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Israel

  • Japan

  • Kazakhstan

  • Korea

  • Kuwait

  • Malaysia

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Vietnam


  • Australia

  • New Zealand

Contact Us

150 Boulevard Rene-Levesque Est, Suite 1820
Quebec (Quebec)

Call us at +1 418 262 8707

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