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History of COMTRAC: Development of the Innovative Traffic-Control System for Shinkansen (2016)


First introduced together with the extension of Tokaido-Shinkansen railway in 1972, the COMTRAC large-scale command-and-control system efficiently controls the train's high-speed, high-frequency, high-diversity operations. This article introduces COMTRAC's technological features and gives an overview of its 50-year history, including the early days of R&D and the subsequent system development and improvements.

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Article Kita, Chigusa; Choi, Hyungsub (2016) History of Computing in East Asia: Introduction. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (pp. 8-9). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Solomon, Brian
Zeller, Thomas
Nishiyama, Takashi
Sato, Yasushi
Lee, Robert S.
Churella, Albert J
Railroad History
Technology and Culture
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Voyageur Press
UNSW Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
On Track Publishers
Cumberland Museum and Archives
Land transportation
Locomotives, steam
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Locomotives, Diesel
Harriman, E. H.
Carnegie, Andrew
Rockefeller, John Davison, Jr.
Lewis, Eugene M.
Fisher, Charles E.
United States
Pennsylvania (U.S.)
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
South Manchuria Railway
Pennsylvania Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant
New York Central Railroad Company
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company

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