Survey on Driverless Train Operation for Urban Rail Transit Systems

Yihui Wang, Miao Zhang, Jiaqi Ma, Xuesong Zhou
2016 Urban Rail Transit  
The length of metro lines with driverless train operation (DTO) systems is increasing globally and is predicted to triple in the next 10 years. This paper gives the history and future trend of the DTO systems. The opportunities provided by the DTO systems, such as lower operation costs, increased capacity, and energy efficiency, are explained and the relevant research are reviewed. Furthermore, the challenges faced by the DTO systems are analyzed, such as safety issues, train control
more » ... control technology, and emergency situations.
doi:10.1007/s40864-016-0047-8 fatcat:fenlxfpnvvfwhdhx7j4xybr6pq