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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)

N.F.

by nfotis on Tue Aug 9th, 2011 at 10:44:34 AM EST
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