AI computer vision is being tested on Russian trains
Locomotives are equipped with Cognitive Rail Pilot system
aimed at reducing the number of accidents on railways
Computer vision can detect obstacles on the rail tracks
and inform drivers about the danger
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) TRAIN DRIVER, ANDREI, SAYING: "It is the second pair of smart eyes that don't get tired. The system checks the situation around - signals, people, and lights. It is particularly useful during dull maneuver operations."
The Russian Railways have not yet disclosed the time frame for the autopilot