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Cognitive Tram Pilot to work offine

9 July 2024
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The display of Cognitive Tram Pilot
The display of Cognitive Tram Pilot. Source: Cognitive Pilot
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Russia: Cognitive Pilot, a Russian developer of unmanned technologies, has announced the creation of a complementary navigation system to Cognitive Tram Pilot, a tram automated driving system with computer vision.

According to the company, the system is not dependent on GPS connectivity. The loaded map of the entire city rail network is added by an inertial unit responsible for the tram’s orientation, while an odometer sensor determines the distance travelled based on wheel angle measurements.

Autonomous tram coordinate tracking is essential for ensuring the effective operation of autonomous driving and computer vision in the event of a GPS signal absence. Cognitive Pilot reports an accuracy of between one and two cm in calculating tram coordinates.

The St Petersburg city tram operator Gorelektrotrans has informed Vedomosti that the complementary navigation system is now undergoing testing. The city is the primary user of Cognitive Tram Pilot, with over 200 trams that were delivered here since 2022 equipped with the system. In addition, the system is scheduled for deployment in another Russian city, Yaroslavl.

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