Swiss carrier tests obstacle detection system
Knorr-Bremse Switzerland is to integrate Israeli startup Rail Vision's electro-optic obstacle detection systems into shunting locomotives of Swiss railfreight operator SBB Cargo for extended prototype testing. Fitted with sensors, artificial intelligence and deep learning capabilities, the systems can detect and classify obstacles during shunting processes.
Combined with an add-on remote control from Schweizer Electronic, Rail Vision’s systems are expected to enable single-person control of shunting processes, potentially optimising operational flow and staffing for operators.
After prototype testing is successfully completed at the end of the first quarter of 2021, the partners will be looking into addressing additional business activities to adopt obstacle detection systems for cargo vehicles. (ben)