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Tasks, skills, and competencies of future high speed train drivers

Brandenburger, Niels/ N.G. and Hörmann, Hans-Jürgen and Stelling, D. and Naumann, Anja (2016) Tasks, skills, and competencies of future high speed train drivers. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, pp. 1-8. SAGE Publications. DOI: 10.1177/0954409716676509 ISSN 0954-4097

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Abstract

This study aims at identifying the roles and tasks of a Train driver, who operates a highly automated high-speed passenger train, as well as the job requirements in terms of personnel selection criteria. To this end, two studies – a prospective task analysis and a prospective job analysis based on Fleishman – were conducted with two samples of experienced highspeed train drivers from Germany. The results show that cognitive information acquisition and continuous Monitoring tasks require mental persistence and sustained attention, thus converting the train driver into a train operator. It is proposed that the future tasks and working conditions should be designed to strengthen the train operators’ share in tasks of information integration, strategizing, and decision-making. Thus, the detrimental effects of continuous Monitoring tasks, which are well established across transportation industry domains, could be alleviated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104407/
Document Type:Article
Title:Tasks, skills, and competencies of future high speed train drivers
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Brandenburger, Niels/ N.G.niels.brandenburger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hörmann, Hans-JürgenHans.Hoermann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Stelling, D.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Naumann, AnjaGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Transportation SystemsUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1177/0954409716676509
Page Range:pp. 1-8
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0954-4097
Status:Published
Keywords:Rail Human Factors, Human-Machine Interaction, Human Resources Development, High Speed Traffic, Personnel selection, Automation, Task management, Task analysis
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Train III (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
Deposited By: Brandenburger, Niels
Deposited On:15 Nov 2016 08:14
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:23

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