ATO and ETCS Can Work Together

Czech Railways is using its services in the Prague suburbs to test how Automaticke Vedeni Vlaku (AVV) automatic train operation equipment and European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2-provided automatic train protection functions can be integrated. Testing using passenger-carrying dual-fitted trains using AVV began in February 2011 on Czech Railways' 22 km Poricany-Kolin section east of Prague. Automatic driving is possible using AVV in terms of acceleration, cruise control, and braking. AVV can compare actual speed with speed requested by the driver, as well as apply traction or braking for speed control to a 1 km/h precision, within the envelope permitted by the current braking curve. The authors provide an overview of AVV, its data inputs, its safety and economic benefits, AVV system coordination, and the Prague-area pilot project.

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    • Lieskovsky, Ales
    • Myslivec, Ivo
  • Publication Date: 2011-3


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  • Accession Number: 01337096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2011 11:28AM