SystemX, SNCF and Alstom launch TAS

SystemX in partnership with SNCF and Alstom launched the “Safe Autonomous Land Transport” (TAS). The project aims to provide proof of concept of the automation of a driver’s observation functions, accompanied by a practical demonstration.
The objective of the TAS project is to design a system of environmental perception, based on a combination of complementary sensors (radars, Lidar cameras, etc.). At first, this system and its environment will be modelled in a laboratory to test the technological choice criteria of the sensors and carry out preliminary virtual validation using an iterative approach. This will be followed by life-sized site tests on a SNCF locomotive between Villeneuve Saint-Georges and Montereau. The project will draw on the scientific expertise of the Technological University of Compiègne (UTC).
“The research project in which SNCF is engaged alongside the IRT SystemX and its industrial partners is at the heart of the strategy for the technological renewal of the railway system. It enables us to prepare the train of the future by investing, from today, in the detection of obstacles and signalling. Safety is SNCF’s priority, and the partnership launched today with the IRT SystemX will reinforce this priority for the train of tomorrow. This research dynamic, of which we are proud to be a part alongside our engineers, will contribute to the efficiency of the railway system, as well as its development,” Pierre Izard, Chief Technology & Rail Systems Officer, SNCF, said.

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