Ctrl@Maintenance system, a predictive analytics solution developed by Clover Group (an entity of Ctrl2GO Group) responsible for passing the operating data about current and anticipated status of components and systems, is a key to locomotive maintenance costs reduction as it allows vehicle maintenance and repair based on the actual condition of the equipment.
The concept offers flexible locomotive customization. Customers may choose among a set of options. At the same time, the hybrid locomotive will become not just a high-tech machine, but a game changer in the industrial design.
"This concept is also unique due the implemented design solutions. We collaborated with one of the top industrial designer Vladimir Pirozhkov
and created the first designer locomotive in the history of Russian engineering," – says Kristina Dubinina, Strategic Marketing Director of TMH.
"Until recently, there has been a common belief that heavy industry is a conservative sector, far from creativity and other sophisticated matters. The concept of TMH digital hybrid dictates new standards, including aesthetic ones. Smart, functional design is becoming as important and efficient a tool in process as technological content of a product".
The hybrid locomotive is designed for shunting and general operations at various industrial factories, and due to its enhanced ecological performance, it may be operated in indoor station areas. It is expected that a locomotive fully functional prototype will be completed already next year. Vladimir Pirozhkov is CEO of Kinetika NUST MISIS Industrial design and prototyping centre. For over 18 years, he has been working in European branches of Citroen and Toyota, first as the Interior Designer, and later as the Chief Interior Designer in Toyota Europe.