Topic: Automatic Train Operation (ATO)

Simon Fletcher, director Europe at UIC

‘Delay in roll-out ERTMS is no disaster’

The fact that the roll-out of the European train control system ERTMS is behind schedule is no disaster according to Simon Fletcher, director Europe at the international rail organisation UIC. He said this in a...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

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