Sankt Peterburg to trial automated tram
Posted on 12th June 2023 at 16:54
71-923 Bogatyr-M trams at Khersonskaya terminus in Sankt Peterburg. (M. Karmaevski)
Gorelektrotrans, the municipal tramway operator for Russia’s largest tramway, has signed an agreement with rolling stock supplier PK Transportnye Systemy and automation technology company Cognitive Pilot to develop and test a tram equipped for automated driverless operation.
Since 2022 PKTS has delivered 70 two-section four-axle articulated trams 71-923 Bogatyr-M to the city that have Cognitive Pilot’s machine vision and AI systems for driver assistance, and it is one of these trams that will be equipped for unattended driving, initially on a test track away from the public domain. Similar trials have taken place within a depot on the Moskva system, but no on-street operation has been authorised yet.
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