By 2030, Russian parties plan to develop hydrogen-powered trains in the Sakhalin region, a Russian island in the far east. They will be equipped with the Cognitive Rail Pilot system, an AI-based autonomous locomotive driver assistance system.
Cognitive Pilot will launch mass production of its Cognitive Rail Pilot artificial intelligence (AI)-based driver assistance system for locomotives in 2021, with plans to manufacture more than 2000 units.
One of China's main urban rail transit signaling system providers, FITSCO, and Cognitive Pilot, an autonomous driving technology joint venture of Russia's Sberbank and Cognitive Technologies Group, are excited to announce a Strategic Alliance in the field of high-tech solutions for Smart Cities, Intelligent Transportation and Autonomous Driving.
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.