Integration of CBTC systems in rail vehicles

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Lars Schnieder describes the integration process of CBTC systems in rail vehicles in the June issue of “Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau” 6/2021.

The increasing demand for transportation worldwide requires efficient automated rail transport systems. This will require new lines and vehicle fleets in some cases. Alternatively, existing control and safety technology will be replaced, and the corresponding equipment will be added to the existing vehicles. Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) is now the recognized state of the type in equipping high-performance rail transport systems. In addition to the design of the overall trackside and on-board CBTC system, the equipment – especially of existing vehicles – places particular demands on the interface between the manufacturer of the signaling systems and the vehicle manufacturer.

In the current issue of “Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau” 6/2021, PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Lars Schnieder, Dipl.-Ing. Rainer David and Harald Fraisl describe the aspects to be considered when integrating new signaling systems into vehicles. They outline the successive steps in the procedure for equipping vehicles.

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