Alstom and Paris Transport Authority (RATP) have successfully completed an experiment concerning the autonomous stabling of a tram at RATP’s line T7 depot in Vitry-sur-Seine. The project took six months to complete, including three at the Vitry-sur-Seine site. A phase of additional tests is due to be launched in the second half of 2017.
The tram detects obstacles and reacts by reducing speed through maximum service or emergency braking and is also capable of positioning itself on the site and recognising its stabling point.
Alstom says the results confirm the viability of using these technologies inside a depot: the tram moves autonomously, runs at the required speed in a straight line or curve, and stops at a stabling point.