Russian vendors witness demand on automatic cars diagnosis systems globally

Russian vendors and manufacturers of intelligent transport systems observe the interest of foreign countries, in particular, Serbia and India, in solutions in the field of automatic diagnostics of the condition of freight cars and automation of railway stations’ operation, Alexander Ovlashenko, General Director of Trans-Telematika (part of the Telematika), told RIA Novosti.

Automated diagnostic systems for rolling stock are in demand on the railway market all over the world. Today we see a demand for such solutions abroad, in particular, in Serbia and India. Of course, each country has its own requirements for such systems, we understand this and have the opportunity to adapt Russian solutions for implementation in foreign markets,” said Alexander Ovlashenko.


We are talking about a stationary diagnostic station – this is an integrated solution for automated reception and diagnostics of rolling stock at sorting yards. These stations are installed at the entrances to the railway sorting yards and determine the technical condition and parametric characteristics of the arriving trains and cargo, including real-time 3D visualization. This diagnostic system was developed by "Research Institute of Informatization, Automation and Communications in Railway Transport" (NIIAS, part of the Russian Railways), the leader in the industry, in production and technological cooperation with "Trans-Telematika”.

According to Alexander Ovlashenko, the equipment determines the parameters of the rolling stock with an accuracy of 99%, in particular, the technical condition of the wagon units, weight, load on each axle, cargo displacement, dimensions, numbers and other parameters. As a result, a checklist of all violations and identified malfunctions is generated, which allows the station personnel to optimize the train maintenance process.

"The final goal is to radically improve the technology of the entire sorting yard, reduce the time spent by cars at the station, and eliminate manual operations. All this works at the level of grassroots automation, which transmits data to the information cloud of the digital railway station, which forms the entire cycle of work. Thus we get a single complete solution from the arrival of the train to the sorting station until the final formation of trains that will run in different directions from this station,” Alexander Ovlashenko explained.


Five Russian railway stations in St. Petersburg, Omsk, Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk and Orekhovo-Zuevo are equipped with integrated solution for automated reception and diagnostics of rolling stock at sorting yards. During 2020-2021, Trans-Telematika introduced 17 such systems.

“As the geography of application of our solutions in Russia expands, it is possible to generate a pilot model, when, on the basis of the collected data, it is possible to predict the prospects for the development of various events. A forecast will be generated of the condition of each car, any technological element, the need for urgent repairs, the possibility of preventing emergencies, and so on. There is a need for such technologies, we are ready to scale our solutions up to new stations, we are open to cooperation,” said the head of Trans-Telematika.

The nearest plans of the Russian Railways is to provide the introduction of diagnostic systems at five more large stations in Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, in Kostroma and Samara regions.

Source: RIA Novosti