Topic: ATO

DB Cargo and ProRail start ATO testing

A new Automatic Train Operation (ATO) test project started this month on the Dutch Betuwe route. It is a German-Dutch cooperation which will run until the end of 2025. The project includes a one-year test...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

Shift2Rail announces call for proposals 2021

Shift2Rail has opened submissions for two projects in a call for proposals. It includes the further development of Digital Automated Coupling, and measuring the impact of research & innovation (R&I) on the railway sector in...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

SNCF to launch driverless mainline train by 2023

French railway operator SNCF is planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for freight and passengers services by 2023. Soon after that, the trains will become operative as regular services, the company announced on...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Rio Tinto's autonomous freight train

First fully autonomous train ride in Australia

Rio Tinto has successfully completed the first fully autonomous rail journey at its iron ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The nearly hundred kilometer pilot run was completed without a driver on...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen