KeTech creates and introduces situationally aware C-DAS
The long-term deployment plan for ETCS (the European Train Control System) is only part of the overall digital railway programme, with the other parts including traffic management, automatic train operation (ATO), telecoms and a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) to support drivers with the delivery of operational performance and energy efficiency.
Full ETCS implementation will take many years to completely deploy, however, KeTech prides itself on forward-thinking and driving innovation in the rail industry. Punctuality and energy efficiency are key issues within the rail industry and, recognising this, KeTech has created a full Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS), utilising signalling and other data sources in order to provide a bespoke solution, with rail industry experts describing KeTech’s C-DAS as an important game-changer for the industry.
C-DAS: taking things a step further
A Driver Advisory System (DAS) is an on‑board processor-based system that provides a driver with information to achieve the timetable sustainably. A C-DAS takes things a step further by providing an enhanced communications link, to truly deliver real‑time information. KeTech has experienced industry‑expert designers and engineers and, as a result, has proven experience in the design and delivery of real-time railway systems linked to operational signalling equipment. To date, KeTech has real-time information systems deployed with over 50 per cent of UK train operating companies (TOCs). All these systems work reliably in the harsh EMC and challenging environmental envelopes. KeTech is, therefore, ideally placed to design a reliable, user-friendly C-DAS system.