SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 01-02/2021

Traffic management systems – the pioneers in the digitalisation process

February 2021 | Massimo Rosti, Vincent Blateau

Traffic Management Systems (TMS) are the pioneers in the process of digitalising signalling systems. TMS have gradually evolved from being the simple centralisation of indications and rail line controls (indeed often called Centralised Traffic Control Systems) to encompass larger controlled areas and increased levels of automation and decisional support provided to dispatchers (conflict detection and resolution, real-time optimisation etc.). This article describes step by step how modern TMS are becoming an agile traffic orchestration tool and it particularly focuses on energy management...

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