The 1520 Group of Companies develops solutions for unmanned tram control
The 1520 Group of Companies is implementing its own automated system of integrated tram traffic management in Moscow - this year it will be installed at 30 point machines of the capital.
"Our development initially assumed the prospect of entering the unmanned technologies," said Alexander Dmitrenko, head of the Urban rail transport Division of the Signaling Division of 1520 Group of Companies. "We have completed the automatic control of the point machines, the next stage is to prepare the infrastructure and regulate the operator's remote tram traffic monitoring."
The onboard devices of the tram send a command to switch the point to the computer-based equipment on the point machine by the radio channel. They identify the route and switch the point to the desired direction. Switching does not require participation of the driver. The system gives him the opportunity to check the position of the points on the monitor or on the signal indicators and drive past them much faster than with the air contact system.
After equipping the entire tram fleet with the system, it will be possible not only to visually monitor the current location of the tram on the map, but also to adjust the route, monitor the speed, mileage, driver's condition, and additionally receive information about the operation of the outdoor infrastructure facilities.
The transition of the Moscow tram fleet to the automated traffic control system will provide multiple increase in speed of trams and raise the capacity of the overall traffic flow.