Russia: Following the tests at the Moscow–Usovo test centre, TMH Smart Systems (TMH-IS) reported that the computer vision system had demonstrated its ability to detect objects, determine the distance to them and make decisions based on this data.
The EG2Tv Ivolga EMU is manufactured by TMH and operates on the commuter lines in the Moscow region and on the Moscow Central Diameters.
During the tests, the computer vision system used lidars and cameras to detect and identify what was in its visual field, which is up to 600 m and has a viewing angle of 12° to 110°. There are plans to further develop the system by integrating it into train control systems. Integration will enable automatic obstacle response with braking action and audible alarms and will allow algorithms to be improved to increase the system’s sensitivity.
Test of the TMH-IS computer vision (accelerated). Source: TMH-IS
The computer vision is also being developed for other trains that have been operating in the Moscow hub already for several years. These are the Lastochka EMUs for the MCC. In January, Russian Railways announced the launch of a GoA3 train this summer.