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Automatic train control (Dcmvgyf)

Definition
A system for automatically controlling train movement, enforcing train safety, and directing train operations by electronic computers. Also, a locomotive or self-propelled car apparatus that is constantly in operative relation with the track circuit and is immediately responsive to a change in the character of the current flowing in the track circuit. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Train control
Unattended train operation (UTO)
Broader Term
Control of specific ground vehicles (Dcmvgy)
Narrower Terms
Automatic train operation (Dcmvgyfd)
Automatic train protection (Dcmvgyfm)
Automatic train stop system (Dcmvgyfr)
Automatic train supervision (Dcmvgyfu)
Block control systems (Dcmvgyfx)
Positive train control (Dcmvgyfy)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Advanced vehicle control systems (Dcmvgyc)
Automated guideway transit (Dcmvgyg)
Autonomous vehicle guidance (Dcmvgyh)
Related Terms (Associative)
Automatic braking (Dcmvgmb)