The Institute develops a holistic approach to the control of all process cycles of railway transportation based on a single integrated system for managing transportation process, infrastructure and safety using advanced software and intelligent technologies.
The significance and role of the activities performed by JSC NIIAS with regards to the innovative development of the railway industry is supported by the Institute’s leadership in a number of railway research areas:
Integrated railway infrastructure spatial data system. Use of GLONASS/GPS coordinates-based methods in automation of infrastructure (track) maintenance processes.
Common information environment of the railway industry including such crucial components as the common high-precision coordinate system and the digital geological maps generated with the use of GLONASS/GPS satellite systems while ensuring information protection.
Automation of railway infrastructure facilities management and operation.
Application of power-saving technologies and measures to improve the energy efficiency of JSC RZD operations.
Development of JSC RZD operational communication systems and methods of application within railway information and management systems.
Creation of a common system of interconnected intelligent information communication solutions to serve users, vehicles, traffic and infrastructure management system.
Deployment of client-oriented information technologies ensuring the highest level passenger information and interoperability of transportation systems.
Ensuring non-discriminated customer access to railway infrastructure based on an integrated information management system to support freight transportation customer relationships.
Implementation of the smart locomotive and smart train concepts, replacement of drivers with an automatic train control system, development of intelligent railway terminals management systems.
Development of fault-tolerant and cybersecure intelligent traffic, freight and passenger flow management systems, railway automation and communication facilities.
Deployment of monitoring technologies and Internet of things solutions for integration of information signals, analytical tools and control actions into a single environment in which business processes are performed with minimal human involvement or ultimately without it.
Application of advanced computing resources virtualization platforms, implementation of cloud-based technologies that ensure radical changes in the way the services are provided to business units, enable the creation of an electronic platform to manage all the passenger and freight traffic, infrastructure and rolling stock related processes.