Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Auto

In the capital begin to test the pilotless tram


Moscow headed for hi-tech transport. Behind electrobuss which on capital routes already several tens, the pilotless tram followed. It does not carry passengers yet, but passes tests actively. Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports about it.

the Pilotless tram on the basis of the Hero M car design two domestic companies - "Personal Computer Transport Systems" and Cognitive Technoligies. Began to test it 3-4 months ago directly at the plant. Then the system was tested in depot of Bauman. About two weeks ago the first departure of the tram along route No. 17 of Ostankino - Medvedkovo took place. So far, certainly, without passengers and with the motorman-operator in a cabin.

"Is at the moment tested only two basic elements - the automated braking system which works approximately as a cruise control on cars, and the control of the high-speed mode on a route which is not allowing to come out the schedule. The tram just keeps assigned speed", - the representative "the personal computer the Transport systems" told.

As for the control system, in Cognitive Technologies reported that it has to provide detection of vehicles, traffic lights, pedestrians, stops, arrows and their situation, obstacles in the road, including a stop before them and renewal of the movement after removal of an obstacle and also other functionality. The whole set of sensors will watch the road: from 10 to 20 video cameras located on tram perimeter and up to 10 radars. The equipment is capable to work in any weather and season. The purpose of introduction of a system - to increase traffic safety.

In Mosgortrans confirmed information on tests. It is supposed that after end stages of debugging of the driver in a cabin will not be any more. The companies call terms of commercial start: from 2020 to 2022. Necessary changes have to be during this time made to the legislation which will allow pilotless transport to become the full participant of the city movement.

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