Around 50 people attended the workshops in Madrid. The project consortium presented the main results obtained within the project and attendees participated in an active way in the discussion.

* You can download the Presentations in the following link

EATS project aimed at progressing on the ETCS on-board equipment laboratory testing and on the use satellite positioning technologies together with other technologies into ERTMS. The main research paths of the EATS project were aligned with the two main objectives. On the one hand it was the improvement of the laboratory testing for the on-board ETCS equipment. The ETCS on-board equipment testing laboratory research path was referred as EATS_LAB. EATS_LAB helped to define the required tools to further test the system focusing on safety and including more realistic tests for the wireless links. On the other hand, there was the definition of the Smart Train Positioning System (STPS) to be integrated into the ETCS on-board equipment. The research path related to Smart Train Positioning System (STPS) was also referred as EATS_STPS. The STPS is based on satellite positioning and wireless technologies employed as Location-Based Services (LBS) that provides a step forward to overcome current limitations of the migration to ETCS level 3. In this context the technical results achieved at the EATS project have covered the objectives set in the project as it can be seen in the following tables and figures * See full PDF


Project acronym

Project title
 ETCS Advanced Testing and Smart Train Positioning System

Project reference

Project coordinator
CEIT (Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas)

Start date: 01/10/2012
End date: 31/03/2016

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