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Rail Vision Is to Supply High-tech Sensor System for Israel Railways

Rail Vision Is to Supply High-tech Sensor System for Israel Railways
photo: Knorr-Bremse AG/Rail Vision Is to Supply High-tech Sensor System for Israel Railways
17 / 02 / 2023

Rail Vision has been contracted to equip Israel Railways' passenger trains with electro-optical sensor systems, a driver assistance technology that enables trains to detect objects and obstacles over long distances, contributing to the development of automated train operation (ATO).

Dr. Nicolas Lange, Chairman of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems, states that this first commercial order is a significant milestone for Rail Vision. The company's reliable driver assistance technology can improve safety and efficiency in rail operations, paving the way for smart, automated rail systems in the future.

Rail Vision's systems combine sensor technology with artificial intelligence and deep learning, providing train drivers and operators with effective support in various operating scenarios. The technology can recognize potential obstacles up to 2 kilometers away, even in poor weather or lighting conditions, and can identify infrastructure, signals, and vegetation along the tracks. This information is valuable for operators when planning maintenance work. Rail Vision has carried out numerous pilot and test projects worldwide, including in Israel, Australia, the United States, and German-speaking countries, to bring its sensor systems to market.

Knorr-Bremse and Rail Vision are working together to digitize many manual processes and sub-processes, making them faster, safer, and more efficient. The technology can also help address staff shortages in the rail sector. Knorr-Bremse is heavily investing in technologies that will drive forward digitalization in the rail sector, as both passenger and freight train operations globally need to be upgraded with automated and digital technologies to meet future challenges such as rising passenger numbers, increased traffic flow, and more sustainable freight transportation.