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Energy Optimised Driving Style Management Using A Satellite-based Train Positioning Platform

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR001271

Volume

50

Pages

7

Published

2000

Size

847 kb

Author(s)

J. Winter, X. On & M. Schmidt

Abstract

Energy optimised driving style management using a satellite-based train positioning platform J. Winter, X. On & M. Schmidt DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems (Signal) GmbH, Germany Abstract European rail-based traffic is currently in a state of radical change and technical innovations are opening up more and more new opportunities for rail transport improvement. Based on the Global Positioning System (GPS), the train positioning system OPTIVIA developed by DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems (Signal) GmbH combines data from a variety of sources and provides accurate and reliable position data which can be used to optimise the transport process without a cost intensive infrastructure. The paper presents the principle and the performance of the GPS-based train positioning system. The system uses data collected from the GPS receiver, odometer and route database to achieve required positioning accuracy and availability. Although the sensors used have both strength and weaknesses, b

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