Automated control systems
All components of uST Transport & Infrastructure Complexes are unique projects of the company. The key elements of the product of Unitsky String Technologies Inc. are structurally lightweight and strong string rail overpass, unmanned steel-wheeled electric cars, automated control system, as well as string transport stations and other infrastructure.
Control systems of uST Transport & Infrastructure Complexes are automated. Technical vision helps them continuously read out information from the route, monitor the route assignment, and allow the transport to respond instantly to obstacles and threats. Their role is to ensure comfortable and safe transportation of passengers, as well as reliable and accident-free transportation of goods.
Control system (hereinafter – CS) of uST Transport & Infrastructure Complex includes the following main systems:
- central control system (CCS). It is designed to control the vehicles of the transport complex (TC) and automated infrastructure facilities, and generate a traffic schedule based on the status of all vehicles of all systems in the transport complex to ensure safe and comfortable transportation of passengers
- onboard vehicle control system (OCS). It is designed to control subsystems of the vehicle for the sake of safe and comfortable execution of the traffic schedule
- automated infrastructure facilities and supplementary systems that ensure operation of the vehicle. They are designed to provide safe operation of the vehicle and comfortable passenger transportation
The systems receive, process and analyze information thanks to various target-specific sensors and generate full route and speed control of uPods. They make independent decisions to reduce speed or stop in case they detect an obstacle or any potential danger on the route. Real-time data exchange with the components of the transport and infrastructure complex is possible, as well as reception of signals from other vehicles.
Automated control systems monitor the safety condition in the vehicle cabin and the overboard situation along the entire route. They also coordinate embarkation and disembarkation of passengers, adapt travel intervals of uPods to passenger or cargo flows so that rail electric cars are not overcrowded or empty. The systems are able to recognize passenger actions that could constitute safety hazard and take measures to prevent dangerous situations. For example, acts of terrorism, vandalism, etc.
Automated control systems completely eliminate the human factor, accidents and traffic jams, provide full speed control, and uninterrupted 24-hour operation regardless of weather conditions (snowfall, heavy rain, sandstorm, etc.). The systems make uST rolling stock easily adaptable to any conditions in and out of a city, in the mountains, and in areas separated by wide water barriers.