Vision Sensor Technology and Safety Systems for the Railway Industry
Rail Vision is a leading provider of cutting-edge cognitive vision sensor technology and safety systems for the railway industry.
Its unique systems enable every train to detect and classify objects on and along tracks from a distance up to 2 kilometers in real-time, and in all weather and light conditions.
Based on its neural networks & learning scalability, the system enables Human-Machine interface which improves train operations, contributes to avoiding collisions, reduces downtime, and increases train operation safety.
Real-Time Visual and Acoustic Alerts
When an obstacle is detected, the system sends visual and acoustic alerts in real-time to both the driver and the command-and-control center. Tailor made to meet every customer’s specific needs, the systems are available for Main Lines and Shunting Yard applications, as well as for vehicles operating in urban environments.
As ad-on to its safety capabilities, Rail Vision offers GIS mapping, Big Data services and predictive maintenance, based on its Image-Based Navigation allowing:
- Ongoing infrastructure inspection
- GIS Mapping updates
- Navigating with no GPS signal
- Environmental trend analysis
The systems are customizable to the operators’ specific needs and requirements. They can be integrated with other train subsystems, while their software and algorithms are scalable.
Rail Vision System for Shunting Yard Applications
Rail Vision system for Shunting Yard applications have been installed on shunting locomotives of SBB Cargo for extended prototype testing. The system automatically detects and classifies objects on the tracks within a range of typically 200 meters, allowing significant increases of productivity and service speed on the shunting yard and when delivering wagons.
Sensors mounted on the shunting locomotive allow the system to monitor dead zones and facilitates secure wagon coupling. Integrated with the operator’s remote-control devices, the system detects obstacles, recognizes the position of switches and alerts the operator before dangerous situations happen.
- RV200 Shunting Yard System – monitoring operation to facilitate secure wagon coupling
- RV2000 Main Line System – Extended visual range, obstacle detection & classification up to 2000 meters
- RV100 System for Light Rail & Metro – Collision avoidance for the urban environment – Big Data Services – Analyzing Rail Infrastructure