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The Eurocab project is a part of a vast research programme in railways signalling in the frame of the European Union. Train Control Equipment may be split between on-board and track-side parts. The Eurocab project studies the on-board part. In the first stages, the Eurocab project is related to the functions of the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system. The goals of this project are:

- To define an open on-board system, supporting all existing European ATP systems, and the future European European Train Control;
- To establish the functional analysis of the ATP systems;
- To specify a standard language allowing communication between different systems and the common units of Eurocab.

To realise this ambitious project, progressive steps were defined, each step corresponding to one technical phase of the Eurocab project. Eurocab1a, phase 1 has been completed and was devoted to the definition of the on-board system. Eurocab1a, phase 2 is the present phase which is just finishing and has been mainly devoted to the functional analysis of the systems and to the specification of the standard language. It has also confirmed the conclusions of the first phase, particularly concerning the level of modularity defined in the reference architecture. This report describe the achievements to date and outlines the next phase. hase.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 30pp.
Availability: Available from the Transport Research Helpdesk, European Commission, DG VII-E, Avenue de Beaulieu 31, B-1160 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2954349
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7192-X
Record Number: 199711175 / Last updated on: 1997-09-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en