Cold Movement Detection (CMD) with Hitachi Rail
HaslerRail is working closely with Hitachi engineering to integrate the Hasler® CMD system into Hitachi’s on-board ETCS system.
Hasler® CMD will supervise the movement during the power-off phase and provide information to Hitachi’s ETCS Vital Computer accordingly.
If the cold movement detector confirms that no movement has taken place, the ETCS onboard system can use the last known location with certainty which in return will save time and money for the operator.
Hitachi intents to install the CMD functionality onto the new 29 bi-mode AT300 trains from FirstGroup, for the First Great Western franchise, running primarily from London Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance