Use of V2X for acceleration in light rail systems

In the current issue of the trade magazine “Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau” (1-2/2022), a technical article by PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Lars Schnieder and Dipl.-Ing. Lennart Asbach has been published.

Light rail systems are the backbone of urban mobility in many metropolitan regions. The operators of light rail systems are faced with the challenge of realizing efficient and high-quality public rail transport in the face of increasing transport demand. The automation of these traffic systems requires networking with road traffic technology.
The technologies summarized under the term Vehicle to Everything (V2X) are intended to provide a remedy here. V2X enables vehicles to communicate with each other, with roadside communication units, with communication networks or with other road users via a 5G mobile network or WLAN.

In their article in issue 1-2/2022 of “Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau”, PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Lars Schnieder and Dipl.-Ing. Lennart Asbach from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) shed light on the various system constituents of road traffic technology and present an architectural concept on the basis of which the complete path between the traffic management center and the light rail vehicles can be standardized.

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