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  • The system allows for automatic operation of trains, through control of acceleration and braking, including terminal braking at specified station-stop positions using operating management information and location information received from line side equipment.
  • ATO uses an onboard database containing line side data to control train acceleration and braking to suit the relevant conditions (such as grade, for example) at each station.
  • Balises are used to enable interlocking control between the train doors and platform gates.
  • The system is mounted at one end of the train, reducing costs.