Advanced automation in railway operations. Impacts, requirements and potentials

To achieve set climate goals, increase capacity, reduce costs and offer an attractive transport service, it is essential to systematically apply Automatic Train Operation (ATO) or higher Grades of Automation (GoA). The paper summarises the findings of a study regarding the impacts, requirements and potentials of higher automation in the railway sector. The analysis distinguishes between mainlines and branch lines as well as passenger transport, freight and mixed traffic. Furthermore, results based on a model simulating energy consumption highlight the importance of energy-efficient driving. (A)

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    • Summary of a paper submitted for the European Friedrich-List-Prize 2019. The European Friedrich-List-Prize is awarded to young transport researchers by the European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS).
  • Authors:
    • Zeiner, M
    • Smoliner, M
  • Publication Date: 2019-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 38-40
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  • Accession Number: 01714513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2019 2:44AM