What are driverless trains?
Rolling stock nowadays commonly use automated systems for dispatching, signalling and train control. A modern locomotive equipped with intelligent information systems can update and display train movements on the rail network.
The communications-based train control (CBTC) system helps prevent train accidents by automatically controlling train speeds, alarms and movements in specific operational scenarios. The latest autonomous “driverless” train systems are being designed to adapt to complications such as train delays and modifications to the schedule.