Workshop on DAS and Energy Efficiency

DAS/ATO potential for Energy Savings, 10th February 2016 Venue: UIC HQ 16 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris

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A UIC workshop dedicated to Energy Efficiency in driving focus on Driving Advisory Systems (DAS) Automatic Train Operation (ATO) was organized on 10th February by UIC at its Headquarters in Paris.

The workshop, opened by Jerzy Wisniewski, Director of Fundamental Values of UIC, was moderated and supported by Roland Nolte, Managing Director of the Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT) based in Berlin.

The workshop was an excellent opportunity for managers, advisors and professional specialists to exchange experiences on best practices of Eco-driving in railways and the most innovative technologies and experiences on the topic.

More than 45 participants including experts in commercial DAS products, drivers involved in Ecodriving programs and DAS software developments, and manufacturers involved on ATO designs, took part into the workshop. In addition, railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have had a special opportunity to meet and to exchange best practices on all aspects related during the technical dedicated session.

Technical presentations on the performance and management of the Eco-Driving including DAS and ATO were followed by fruitful discussions, exchanging main advantages, barriers and challenges for the development and improvement of these technologies.

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All the presentations of the workshop are available in the following links: