The high-level objective of TAURO is to identify, analyse and finally propose suitable founding technologies for the future European automated and autonomous rail transport, to be further developed, certified and deployed through the activities planned for the European Partnership for Transforming Europe’s Rail System.
To achieve this, TAURO is divided into four technical WPs, following the scope of the call, that each deal with separate system elements, with each contributing to the overall goal of the project. These four areas of work are:
- Environment perception for automation
- Remote driving and command
- Automatic status monitoring and diagnostic for autonomous trains
- Technologies supporting migration to ATO over ETCS
These technical WPs will be supported by a comprehensive dissemination and exploitation WP that will guarantee the results from TAURO are communicated to the necessary stakeholders, standards and regulatory bodies. This ensures that future policy and technical decisions are taken on the basis of the science and research performed in TAURO. More importantly, it guarantees coherence with other Shift2Rail ongoing activities and assures a seamless bridging between TAURO and the next initiative within Horizon Europe, Transforming Europe’s Rail System.