Besides the many practical problems in the further development of existing railway transport systems it is necessary now and then, to consider them theoretically also, in order to know what physical and technical principles determine the operation of the vehicles under the given limiting conditions. To that end in the first part of this article "synchronous" and "asynchronous" vehicle control and the various possibilities of automatic traffic--or vehicle control are described and assessed. In the second part some control procedures based on the interval control of rail vehicles are put forward and compared with one another. In this the chief imperative is to allow only safe vehicle movements. The system finally put forward for the traffic control of interval regulated rail vehicles shows the hierarchical set-up, in particular the minimum necessary, connection from the aspect of transmission technology between vehicles and line sections which is made possible by the optimum division of the orbits of the functions "safety" and "control" between vehicles and line section apparatuses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • GLIMM, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00183903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM