Improved Railway Service by Shared Traffic Information: Design Concepts for Traffic Control and Driver Advisory Systems
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The demands on modern railway traffic are high. More efficiency is required, meaning better utilisation of infrastructure capacity and reduced energy consumption, while safety and on time performance have to be guaranteed. The operation of railway traffic includes many actors in different roles, at different organisations, as well as many different technical systems. Improved collaboration between the actors and more intelligence in control systems are needed to increase efficiency. However, today’s systems for automation are often badly integrated in the control systems and can come in conflict with the human operators’ tasks. Systems for exchange of central information such as the current traffic plan do not exist, making it impossible for train drivers to follow updated plans in case of disrupted traffic. This paper identifies the different roles involved in railway traffic and explores the concept of a real-time traffic plan (RTTP) to coordinate their collaboration. We present a Swedish system that is implemented and in use, allowing re-planning, and sharing of such an RTTP. We discuss general and specific design solutions for systems for train traffic control and driver advice and explain a way of introducing automation that supports the traffic controllers without interfering with their planning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 117-122 p.
train traffic control, operational control, driver advisory systems, eco-driving, human factors in railway
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211397DOI: 10.1109/ICIRT.2013.6696279ISI: 000330587200022ISBN: 978-1-4673-5278-9ISBN: 978-1-4673-5277-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-211397DiVA: diva2:666542
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation (ICIRT), Aug 30-Sep 01, 2013, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China
ProjectsFP7-SCP01–GA–2011-285243 ONTIMETrafikverket KAJT
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, FP7-SCP01–GA–2011-285243