Topic: Automatic Train Operation (ATO)

Unmanned passenger train on tracks in Moscow

The first automated passenger train was rolled out on the Moscow Central Circle, a railway line that encompasses the city. Russian Railways (RZD) plans to perform a series of tests with obstacles. It is expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New locations for Thales CBTC technology in Asia

French technology group Thales is continuing to improve metro networks in Asia. It will deploy its SelTrac communication-based train control system on the metro lines in South Korea, China and Turkey. The CBTC solution allows...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Alstom gears up for ATO tests in Germany

French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom plans to perform the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) tests in Germany. The research project will start in 2021. Meanwhile, the automated operations on a regional route in Lower Saxony are...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Computer vision for self-driving trams in Shanghai

After successful tests of the autonomous tram in Moscow, Russian company Cognitive Technologies is planning to develop an AI-based computer vision system for the Chinese market. This needs for testing and launching the self-driving trams...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Lastochka electric train

51 trains in Russia got computer vision

Russia-based manufacturer Ural Locomotives, a joint venture of Siemens Mobility and Sinara Group, has equipped 51 Lastochka electric trains with computer vision. This move is necessary for introducing the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler GTW diesel train of Arriva Netherlands, source: Stadler Rail

First ATO trip with passengers in Netherlands

Arriva Netherlands is moving further in examining the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) technology. The company’s diesel-electric GTW train has performed the unmanned trip in the Groningen area with the passengers on board. It is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First autonomous tram tested in Poland

The first Polish autonomous tram has made its trial ride in the city of Krak√≥w. It ran a distance of over 3.4 kilometres without a driver. The main goal of the experiment was to review...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko