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.
Expert column by American journalist Dan Krammett about Cognitive Agro Pilot system and new harvest season in Russia.
According to a Global Market Insights, Inc. report., the precision farming market is poised to rise from today’s USD4 bln to USD12 bln by 2025. Precision farming in Russia is in its infancy and is expected to boom in the next three to four years to be worth some RUB15–20 bln, analysts say.
Digital Agro (a subsidiary of Uralchem), Agrosignal and Cognitive Pilot (an autonomous driving technology joint venture of Sberbank and Cognitive Technologies Group) have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on a single agricultural ecosystem to accelerate the digitalization of Russian farming.