Thales pioneered automatic trains more than 30 years ago. Now we are pioneering autonomous trains.
A train equipped with advanced technology uses artificial intelligence to “think” and move for itself, with sensors and software to state its exact position, review its speed at any time, detect obstacles on the track, monitor its surroundings and many other things.
The key is getting trains to take the right decisions at the right time. And that’s where Lucy comes in. Lucy is a part of our ongoing research programme – a fully-equipped mobile lab for developing new functions in a live railway environment.
The beauty is that real autonomous capabilities can be built up incrementally starting from today. Functions range from train positioning all the way up to full autonomous operation.
To meet the need for autonomous operations on main line railways, Thales is developing a concept called RailBot™. This has two key components: RailBot Drive for Automatic Train Operation (ATO), including driverless operation, and RailBot Eye, our obstacle detection solution. RailBot™ is Cybersecured by Design.
Thales RailBot™ – is designed as a complete and scalable solution for infrastructure managers and train operators. Discover how RailBot™ will help our customers grow their businesses, tap into new opportunities and achieve their big ambitions.