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Human factors and ethical considerations associated with automation

Automation and autonomous systems are currently getting a great deal of publicity. In road transport there is a lot of ‘work in progress’ on autonomous vehicles, and driverless technology ‘start ups’ have been snapped up by the new technology majors such as Google. In air, the recent tragic losses of two nearly new Boeing 737Continue reading “Human factors and ethical considerations associated with automation”

ITC at Zurich East ROC

SBB Visit

The ITC visited SBB’s Rail Operations Control Centre East on Zürich Airport prior to their 61st meeting in Wallisellen. We were given a tor of the ROC and a demonstration of the Rail Control System in use. Many thanks to Beat Keller and Fabian Flück for organising this visit.


The use of formal methods in standardisation of interfaces of signalling systems

This article, prepared on behalf of the International Technical Committee by Maarten van der Werff, Bernd Elsweiler, Bas Luttik and Paul Hendriks, completes our hattrick in IRSE News 256. Like other infrastructure managers (IMs), ProRail BV and DB Netz AG are responsible for the safe and efficient running of trains; their signalling systems play anContinue reading “The use of formal methods in standardisation of interfaces of signalling systems”

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