Challenges of energy-saving automatic train operation by maximal usage of regenerating brakes in Japanese urban railways

  • 12/7/17 4:15 PM
  • fiorella meyer

Seminar by Prof. Takafumi Koseki, Electrical Engineering Dept., University of Tokyo

This seminar summarizes the theoretical as well as experimental challenges in Japan to schedule train running profile for energy-saving and to apply automatic train operation technology. The goal is to realize energy-saving train operation by keeping the traveling time constant. The physical principle of energy-saving operation is that maximal usage of coasting at high speed and power limiting regenerating brakes.

The seminar is organized by the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) for Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility.

Takafumi Koseki is currently professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems at the University of Tokyo. His present research interests include public transport systems, particularly linear drives, as well as the analysis and control of traction systems. He is among others a member of Japan Railway Electrical Engineering Association and International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR).


program flyer

We appreciate your registration until 1 December 2017 using the doodle link.


date and venue
Thursday, 7 December 2017, 4:15 pm at ETH Zürich, followed by an Apéro
LEE D 105 (LEE-building, D-floor, room 105, Leonhardstrasse 21)