Extreme weather not an obstacle for self-driving locomotives

Cognitive Rail Pilot detects obstacles, source: Cognitive Pilot

There are many obstacles for railway undertakings in implementing the Automatic Train Operation (ATO). One of them is extreme weather that complicates the operations of the locomotives and trains, even those with drivers. To tackle this issue, Russian technology company Cognitive Pilot has developed a specialised type of sensors. It allows self-driving shunting locomotives to efficiently and steadily run during snow or rain.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko was editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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