COMPUTER-AIDED TRAIN OPERATION: CATO

The aim of the Computer Aided Train Operation (CATO) project in Sweden is to lay a foundation for development of a system for optimal driving of trains. It is based on data communication between the train and the traffic control center in combination with a centralized system for the calculation of optimal train movements. This paper gives a brief overview of the system concept, as well as a description of the benefits it could bring to efficient railway operation. The name CATO has been chosen as a parallel to the concept Computer Aided Train Dispatching (CATD). CATO also comes close to Automatic Train Operation (ATO), even though it is conceived as a nonvital system. CATO is an optimizing traffic management layer on top of the existing signaling and safety system.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 425-434
  • Monograph Title: COMPUTERS IN RAILWAYS VII
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853128260
  • Contract Numbers: BRPR-CT97-D558, DG 12 HINS, KBN No. 9 T12C 045 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2000 12:00AM