Railergy Chooses Aeva for Autonomous Train Tech in Europe

Aeva, a leading innovator in next-generation sensing and perception systems, has been chosen by Railergy, a top-tier provider of railway automation solutions, to enhance the safety of its autonomous train operation technology. Railergy will use Aeva’s Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) 4D LiDAR technology to replace the conventional 3D LiDAR supplier. Aeva’s Aeries II sensors will deliver crucial real-time velocity data and high-resolution sensing to detect obstacles that could impede the safe operation of autonomous trains.

Why It Matters

Railergy’s decision to adopt Aeva’s 4D LiDAR technology marks a significant step towards a safer, greener, and more efficient rail industry through automation. The technology will be used in Railergy’s solution for automating train shunting operations, where trains are separated, moved, and linked with new cars, allowing for driverless and remote control-free operation. The solution also has potential applications in main line and last mile operations, such as seaports, freight, and mining operations.

Key Points

  • Aeva’s 4D LiDAR technology was chosen for its unique ability to simultaneously detect the precise range and velocity of small obstacles on and around the rails.
  • The real-time velocity data from Aeva enables the segmentation of moving and non-moving objects, enhancing safety measures.
  • Aeva’s Ultra Resolution perception capabilities, powered by velocity data, provide higher resolution than conventional time-of-flight LiDAR sensors.
  • These features allow Railergy to meet use case requirements that could not be achieved using conventional LiDAR.

Bottom Line

The collaboration between Aeva and Railergy signifies a significant advancement in the transportation industry, particularly in developing autonomous train operation solutions. Starting with one of Europe’s largest cargo train operators, Aeva’s commercially available Aeries II LiDAR technology will be instrumental in delivering safer and more efficient automated trains. This partnership is expected to set new standards in railway automation, paving the way for a more sustainable and efficient future in rail transport.


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