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Automated Train Operations (ATO) Safety and Sensor Development

Document Series
Technical Reports
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
Subject Train Control
Automated train operations, ATO, sensor platform, SP, locomotive onboard sensor platform, locomotive-borne sensor platform, autonomous, train, sensors, train control

The goal of the Automated Train Operations (ATO) Safety and Sensor Development Project was to define system requirements for a locomotive-borne sensor platform (SP) to support the ATO concept. Transportation Technology Center, Inc. conducted market research to gain an understanding of available commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) sensor technologies that may be leveraged by SP. Safety efforts of this project focused upon the hazards addressed by SP and regulatory requirements that may apply to SP.

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Last updated: Friday, October 20, 2023