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Keywords: Automated train operations, ATO, sensor platform, SP, locomotive onboard sensor platform, locomotive-borne sensor platform, autonomous, train, sensors
Keywords: Highway-rail grade crossings, Automated Vehicle, AV, autonomous vehicle, Connected Vehicle, connected automated vehicles, CAVs, Concept of Operations, ConOps, requirements, stakeholder engagement
Abstract: This report discusses automated vehicle (AV) interactions with grade crossings and proposes requirements for future AVs that would enable them to respond to crossings safely....
This report discusses automated vehicle (AV) interactions with grade crossings and proposes requirements for future AVs that would enable them to respond to crossings safely....
Keywords: Track geometry inspection, autonomous, unmanned, ATGMS, autonomous track geometry measurement systems, track assessment
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology has long advocated for the development and advancement of autonomous track geometry...
Moving Map Displays: Using CTIL and Eye-Tracking Technologies to Measure Operator Glance Durations and Performance in Locomotive Cabs
Keywords: CTIL; CTILWEB; Automation; Distraction; Human-Error; Eye-tracking; Moving Map; iPad;
Abstract: Distraction is a growing problem in the cabs of modern locomotives. The 2008 commuter train collision at Chatsworth, CA resulting in 28 fatalities, points to the dangers of...
Start Time Variability and Predictability in Railroad Train and Engine Freight and Passenger Service Employees
Keywords: Work schedules, start time variability, fatigue, train and engine service, accident probability, FAST
Abstract: Start time variability in work schedules is often hypothesized to be a cause of railroad employee fatigue because unpredictable work start times prevent employees from planning...