The DOS project aims to design and validate a safety system for automating the observation functions of a train driver.

Launched as part of the IRT SystemX partnership with SNCF, Alstom and Systra, the DOS project (Detection of Obstacles and Reading of Lineside Signals) aims to design and validate a system for automating the observation functions of a train driver.

With a duration of 36 months, the DOS project is part of SNCF’s Autonomous Train programme and aims to propose a system for the detection of obstacle and the reading of lineside signals that meets the requirements of the Autonomous Train both in terms of performance and safety.

The DOS project is in the continuation of the project “Autonomous Ground Transportation in Safety within its Environment” (TAS) whose purpose was to automate the observation functions of the train driver and to demonstrate it concretely. The DOS project goes further and aims to increase the performance of the obstacle and lineside signal detection system, particularly in terms of qualification, validation and demonstration of its safety through three objectives:

  • Qualify, validate and demonstrate the security of the overall perception system
  • Improve the performance of the obstacle detection system, especially in terms of long-distance detection (from 150m to 1000m)
  • Advance from a mere demonstrator to a fully functioning prototype

 

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