König, S.; Schnieder, E.:
Modeling and Simulation of an Operation Concept for Future Rail Traffic.
Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems, 2001. ITSC 2001; Oakland, USA.
By using and widening state of the art technologies,
especially in the field of communication and
navigation, new strategies in organizing rail traffic
become possible, such as the idea of virtually coupled
train formations (VCT), which features compact and
automated module trains able to combine themselves
dynamically during the trip. The paper discusses the
basic concept, the methodological approach and actual
results demonstrating the functionality of the concept.