Computers in Railways XIV Book Summary/Review:
This book contains the 14th proceedings of the, very successful, International conference on Railway Engineering Design and Optimization (COMPRAIL 2014), which began in 1987. Encouraging the update and use of advanced systems, the book promotes their general awareness throughout the business management, design, manufacture and operation of railways and other emerging passenger, freight and transit systems. It particularly emphasises the use of computer systems in advanced railway engineering. Topics covered include: Timetable planning; Computer techniques and simulations; Actual train control; Operations quality; Risk management; Planning; Monitoring and maintenance; Energy supply and consumption; Communications and signalling; Rescheduling; Safety and security; Railway vehicle dynamics; Driverless and automatic train operation.