CASSIDIAN delivers Metro driving simulator to India
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Cassidian | No comments yet
Cassidian is equipping the with a driving simulator for training drivers on its new underground railways…
The driving simulator guarantees comprehensive training of drivers on the new Metro in Bangalore (c) Cassidian
Cassidian is equipping the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) with a driving simulator for training drivers on its new underground railways. The simulator is equipped with a true-to-life reproduction of a Metro driving cabin and a movement system for virtual simulation of acceleration and train motion as well as a large format projection to display the Metro train driver’s track view. The training is scheduled to begin in April 2012 at BMRCL’s Byappanahalli training centre.
The complete 42 kilometre track network of the first construction phase of the Bangalore Metro, with all 41 of the modern Metro stations currently under construction, is reproduced by the system. The display of the Metro train driver’s external view comes from computer-generated 3D scenarios providing a very detailed visualisation which can scarcely be distinguished from the environment along the real Metro routes.
Furthermore, all parts of signalling and safety installations on the network, Metro train security systems, drive and brake systems and train functionalities with any relevance to simulation and training are simulated on a detailed scale. The simulator additionally makes possible not only pure driver training but also training for disruptions such as failures or malfunctions of operational equipment and train components, as well as confrontation of the Metro driver with critical driving situations.
Bernd Wenzler, CEO Cassidian Electronics: “The contract strengthens our position as a competent manufacturer of systems for the training of highly qualified personnel in safety-critical activities.”
Driving simulators for the training of locomotive and powered vehicle drivers have already been supplied by Cassidian to Deutsche Bahn AG, Trenitalia and NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A.) in Italy, as well as to the Russian State Railway (RZD).