The future of train operations (video)
|Transrail Sweden AB has developed the train operation management and driver assistance system CATO in R&D projects co-funded by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and the Swedish mining company LKAB. The research activities started in 1999.|
|Today, CATO is fully implemented with LKAB as well as with ARLANDA EXPRESS, the Stockholm Airport shuttle.|
CATO is a comprehensive traffic management and driver assistant system (DAS). CATO may be connected to the dispatching system, providing current operative target points, as well as be used as a stand-alone DAS on the train.
Through a close correlation between dispatching and driving, CATO brings a new era into railway traffic operation.
Trains will arrive on time and, in case of a connected system, on a green wave.
Main advantages of CATO are:
CATO features a revolutionary driver-machine interface (CDMI), which is:
|Apart from the core operative software systems CATO-TRAIN and CATO TCC, the CATO software package also includes a series of support and customer system management tools as listed to the right. These are essential parts of a fully functional DAS system.||
CATO LOGGER: A possibility to down-load logs for possible fault finding e.t.c.
CATO UPDATER: Distribution of updated SW.
CATO VIEWER: Internet access to follow CDMI, also used for training.
CATO ECO-DRIVER: A PC tool for training of drivers with focus on eco-driving and use of CATO.
CATO MONITOR: On-line information on current CATO utilization and status.
CATO STATISTICS: Statistics on utilization, status, results.