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Forgot to mention that SCMT was developed after ETCS, violating the supposed standardization and adding yet one more system to install into the fray (now, if you want to run locomotives into Italy, you have to install also SCMT - doesn't that defeat the whole idea of standardization?).

In the video on Youtube I showed above, the driver was using exclusively AFB (you can see that as soon as the target speed changed, the brake/throttle was immediately changed).

A friend who works as a driver in DB Schenker told me that drivers in LZB territory depend much on AFB auto-pilot, especially on high-speed runs like the Taurus in the example, since it can be fast-reacting and smooth-braking at the same time (at least in theory)

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by nfotis on Tue Aug 9th, 2011 at 10:44:34 AM EST
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SCMT was developed after ETCS

Do you know that for fact? I couldn't find when the development of SCMT started, only when deployment started (2003). However, that's close enough in time to ETCS (development start: 1996, first line tests: 1999, first commercial ETCS L1 line: 2001) to be parallel developments. At any rate, SCMT deployment started before the directives mandating ETCS on conventional lines (2004 onwards), and simultaneously with ETCS L2 deployment on new high-speed lines in Italy.

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by DoDo on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 10:34:33 AM EST
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I couldn't find when the development of SCMT started

According to RFI, in late 1999, with test sections equipped by 2001.

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by DoDo on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 11:54:20 AM EST
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In the video on Youtube I showed above, the driver was using exclusively AFB

It was a single run for the loco.

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by DoDo on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 12:04:45 PM EST
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