Railway applications - Communication, signalling and processing systems - European Rail Traffic Management System - Driver-Machine Interface - Part 4: Data entry for the ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R systems

This Technical Specification describes from an ergonomic point of view how ERTMS information shall be arranged and displayed. This Technical Specification describes more ergonomic details than currently provided by the ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R specifications. This Technical Specification defines the ergonomics for the Driver-Machine Interface (DMI) for the ERTMS/ETCS Train Control System, and for the integrated ERTMS/GSM-R Train Control and Train Radio Systems, and for the stand alone ERTMS/GSM-R Train Radio Systems and for other technical systems currently provided on the engines. The ergonomics covers the - general arrangements (dialogue structure, sequences, layout philosophy, colour philosophy), - symbols, - audible information, - data entry arrangements. The aims of the ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R Train Control and Train Radio Systems are standardised systems facilitating interoperable movement of trains and permitting economies of scale in procurement and operations. The objective of this Technical Specification is to define the minimum requirements on the DMI that are necessary to enable these objectives to be achieved. Hence the Technical Specification is limited to ergonomic considerations and does not define the technology to be used for the implementation. The reasons for defining the ergonomics of the DMI are as follows: - achieving harmonised and coherent presentation for ERTMS/ETCS and STM information. Given the large number of STM’s requiring the use the ERTMS/ETCS DMI, only a harmonised approach is feasible; - defining Driver-Machine Interface ergonomics that is compatible with agreed interoperable ERTMS specifications; - to reduce the risk of incorrect operation by a driver working with different trains fitted with ERTMS/ETCS and ERTMS/GSM-R; - facilitating train operation with a unified ergonomics, hence reducing the cost of driver training. This Technical Specification is applicable on all trains fitted with the ERTMS/ETCS and also for trains fitted with train radio (GSM-R) DMI. The scope of Part 4 of the Technical Specification CLC/TS 50459 series is to define data entry principles for the interface between the driver and ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R. This specification gives guidelines how to implement different technology (soft keys, touch screen device, LCD, cathode tube, etc.)

Bahnanwendungen - Telekommunikationstechnik, Signaltechnik und Datenverarbeitungssysteme - Europäisches Leitsystem für den Schienenverkehr - Mensch-Maschine Schnittstelle - Teil 4: Dateneingabe für ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R Systeme

Applications ferroviaires - Systèmes de signalisation, de télécommunications et de traitement - Système européen de gestion du trafic ferroviaire - Interface de conduite - Partie 4: Entrée de données pour les systèmes ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R

Železniške naprave – Komunikacijski, signalni in procesni sistemi – Evropski sistem za vodenje železniškega prometa – Vmesnik človek-stroj – 4. del: Vnos podatkov v sistem ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R

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SLOVENSKI SIST-TS CLC/TS 50459-4:2006
STANDARD
januar 2006
Železniške naprave – Komunikacijski, signalni in procesni sistemi – Evropski
sistem za vodenje železniškega prometa – Vmesnik človek-stroj – 4. del: Vnos
podatkov v sistem ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R
(istoveten CLC/TS 50459-4:2005)
Railway applications – Communication, signalling and processing systems –
European Rail Traffic Management System – Driver-Machine Interface – Part 4:
Data entry for the ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R systems
ICS 03.220.30; 13.180; 35.240.60 Referenčna številka
SIST-TS CLC/TS 50459-4:2006(en)

© Standard je založil in izdal Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje ali kopiranje celote ali delov tega dokumenta ni dovoljeno

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION CLC/TS 50459-4
SPECIFICATION TECHNIQUE
TECHNISCHE SPEZIFIKATION September 2005
ICS 03.220.30; 13.180; 35.240.60
English version
Railway applications –
Communication, signalling and processing systems –
European Rail Traffic Management System –
Driver-Machine Interface
Part 4: Data entry for the ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R systems
Applications ferroviaires – Bahnanwendungen –
Systèmes de signalisation, de Telekommunikationstechnik, Signal-
télécommunications et de traitement – technik und Datenverarbeitungssysteme –
Système européen de gestion du trafic Europäisches Leitsystem für den
ferroviaire – Schienenverkehr –
Interface de conduite Mensch-Maschine Schnittstelle
Partie 4: Entrée de données pour les Teil 4: Dateneingabe für
systèmes ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R Systeme
This Technical Specification was approved by CENELEC on 2005-05-07.

CENELEC members are required to announce the existence of this TS in the same way as for an EN and to

make the TS available promptly at national level in an appropriate form. It is permissible to keep conflicting

national standards in force.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech

Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,

Switzerland and United Kingdom.
CENELEC
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 35, B - 1050 Brussels

© 2005 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. CLC/TS 50459-4:2005 E
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Foreword

This Technical Specification was prepared by SC 9XA, Communication, signalling and processing systems,

of Technical Committee CENELEC TC 9X, Electrical and electronic applications for railways.

The text of the draft was submitted to the vote and was approved by CENELEC as CLC/TS 50459-4 on

2005-05-07.
The following date was fixed:
– latest date by which the existence of the CLC/TS
has to be announced at national level (doa) 2005-11-07

This Technical Specification has been prepared under mandates M/024 and M/334 given to CENELEC by

the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association.
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Contents
Page

Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................4

1 Scope..................................................................................................................................................5

2 Normative references..........................................................................................................................5

3 Terms and definitions..........................................................................................................................6

4 Symbols and abbreviations.................................................................................................................7

5 Data entry............................................................................................................................................7

5.1 Data entry general principles ..............................................................................................................7

5.1.1 Data entry operation ...........................................................................................................................7

5.1.2 Data entry means................................................................................................................................7

5.1.3 State of a data.....................................................................................................................................8

5.1.4 Default data.........................................................................................................................................8

5.1.5 Entry/change sequence......................................................................................................................8

5.1.6 Data entry/change accessibility..........................................................................................................8

5.1.7 Data entry/change window navigation................................................................................................9

5.1.8 Data validation window navigation......................................................................................................9

5.2 Data windows....................................................................................................................................10

5.2.1 Data entry/change window................................................................................................................10

5.2.2 Data view window .............................................................................................................................14

5.2.3 Data validation window .....................................................................................................................15

5.2.4 Language window.............................................................................................................................17

Annex A (informative) Implementation examples of data entry screens ......................................................19

Bibliography ...................................................................................................................................................20

Figure 1 — Data entry/change window with [enter all] enabled ......................................................................9

Figure 2 — General overview screen location...............................................................................................10

Figure 3 — Full data entry/change window, whilst not all data is yet accepted ............................................11

Figure 4 — Full data entry/change window, whilst all data is accepted ........................................................11

Figure 5 — Partial data entry/change windows: multiple variable entry........................................................13

Figure 6 — Partial data entry/change windows: one variable entry ..............................................................13

Figure 7 — Data view window .......................................................................................................................14

Figure 8 — Full window for data validation....................................................................................................15

Figure 9 — Partial window for data validation ...............................................................................................16

Figure 10 — Language windows ...................................................................................................................18

Figure A.1 — Soft key arrangement 1 ...........................................................................................................19

Figure A.2 —- Soft key arrangement 2 ..........................................................................................................19

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Introduction
This Technical Specification forms Part 4 of a series, the other parts being:

CLC/TS 50459-1 for ergonomic principles for the presentation of ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R information

CLC/TS 50459-2 for ergonomic arrangements of ERTMS/ETCS information
CLC/TS 50459-3 for ergonomic arrangements of ERTMS/GSM-R information
CLC/TS 50459-5 for symbols for ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R
CLC/TS 50459-6 for audible information for ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R

These Technical Specifications contain the ergonomic arrangements of information on the ERTMS DMI

Display. Most items are illustrated with an example.
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1 Scope

This Technical Specification describes from an ergonomic point of view how ERTMS information shall be

arranged and displayed. This Technical Specification describes more ergonomic details than currently

provided by the ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R specifications.

This Technical Specification defines the ergonomics for the Driver-Machine Interface (DMI) for the

ERTMS/ETCS Train Control System, and for the integrated ERTMS/GSM-R Train Control and Train Radio

Systems, and for the stand alone ERTMS/GSM-R Train Radio Systems and for other technical systems

currently provided on the engines.
The ergonomics covers the

 general arrangements (dialogue structure, sequences, layout philosophy, colour philosophy),

 symbols,
 audible information,
 data entry arrangements.

The aims of the ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R Train Control and Train Radio Systems are standardised systems

facilitating interoperable movement of trains and permitting economies of scale in procurement and

operations. The objective of this Technical Specification is to define the minimum requirements on the DMI

that are necessary to enable these objectives to be achieved. Hence the Technical Specification is limited

to ergonomic considerations and does not define the technology to be used for the implementation.

The reasons for defining the ergonomics of the DMI are as follows:

 achieving harmonised and coherent presentation for ERTMS/ETCS and STM information. Given the

large number of STM’s requiring the use the ERTMS/ETCS DMI, only a harmonised approach is

feasible;

 defining Driver-Machine Interface ergonomics that is compatible with agreed interoperable ERTMS

specifications;

 to reduce the risk of incorrect operation by a driver working with different trains fitted with

ERTMS/ETCS and ERTMS/GSM-R;

 facilitating train operation with a unified ergonomics, hence reducing the cost of driver training.

This Technical Specification is applicable on all trains fitted with the ERTMS/ETCS and also for trains fitted

with train radio (GSM-R) DMI.

The scope of Part 4 of the Technical Specification CLC/TS 50459 series is to define data entry principles

for the interface between the driver and ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R.

This specification gives guidelines how to implement different technology (soft keys, touch screen device,

LCD, cathode tube, etc.)
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

Council Directive 96/48/EC of 23 July 1996 on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail

system, Official Journal L 235 , 17/09/1996 P. 0006 – 0024
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CLC/TS 50459-1, Railways applications – Communication, signalling and processing systems – European

Rail Traffic Management System – Driver-Machine Interface – Part 1: Ergonomic principles for the

presentation of ERTMS/ETCS/GSM-R information

CLC/TS 50459-2, Railways applications – Communication, signalling and processing systems – European

Rail Traffic Management System – Driver-Machine Interface – Part 2: Ergonomic arrangements of

ERTMS/ETCS information

CLC/TS 50459-3, Railways applications – Communication, signalling and processing systems – European

Rail Traffic Management System – Driver-Machine Interface – Part 3: Ergonomic arrangement of

ERTMS/GSM-R information

CLC/TS 50459-5, Railways applications – Communication, signalling and processing systems – European

Rail Traffic Management System – Driver-Machine Interface – Part 5: Symbols

CLC/TS 50459-6, Railways applications – Communication, signalling and processing systems – European

Rail Traffic Management System – Driver-Machine Interface – Part 6: Audible information

UIC 651, Layout of driver's cabs in locomotives, railcars, multiple-unit trains and driving trailers

3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in CLC/TS 50459-1 and the following

apply.
3.1
accepted data value

data value that has been taken into account by the On-Board system through the accepting data action

3.2
accepting data

driver action to indicate to the On-Board system that the data value of the selected input field should be

taken into account by the On-Board system
3.3
data
variable of the trainborne system
3.4
data entry
data entry process

procedure used by the driver to enter data. It could contain several data entry steps

3.4
data entry step

phase of the data entry process when a set of data has to be entered by the driver

3.6
data value
string of number(s) and/or character(s) associated to one data
3.7
input sequence
sequence of data within a data entry step
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4 Symbols and abbreviations

For the purposes of this document, symbols and abbreviations given in CLC/TS 50459-1 apply.

5 Data entry
5.1 Data entry general principles
5.1.1 Data entry operation
The DMI shall allow three types of operations related to data entry:
• data entry/change;
• data view;
• data validation.

The layout used for those operations shall be called “window” associated to the related operation name:

data entry/change window, data view window and data validation window. The wording “Data window” shall

cover the three types of windows: data entry/change, data view and data validation.

Data windows to be used while the train is moving shall not cover speed and supervision information. This

implies that data windows used while the train is moving shall only cover a limited part of the whole grid

array (See CLC/TS 50459-1 for the definition of the grid array).

In general, the data entry shall be possible both at standstill and while the train is moving. Depending on

the data, some data entry is only possible at standstill.

NOTE 1 Data entry windows allow the driver to enter/change the requested data. Data view windows allow the driver to

view entered data. Data validation windows allow the driver to validate data.

To facilitate the driver task, the use of default data values and/or pre-defined data selection shall be

possible and should always be used whenever possible.

The amount of data to be entered manually by the driver should be minimised. Automated data entry is

preferred.

The requirements for data windows are valid regardless of the technology chosen for driver input and

presentation of information.

The driver shall be informed about errors in the data entry process by means of prompt messages. (Refer

to CLC/TS 50459–1)

NOTE 2 One can refer to CLC/TS 50459-1 for a detailed description of input fields.

5.1.2 Data entry means
The driver shall have two ways to enter/change data:
• Free data: entered character by character by means of a keyboard,
• Pre-defined data: entered by means of a data value selection.

NOTE Keyboards and pre-defined data selection is described in CLC/TS 50459-1 of this specification.

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5.1.3 State of a data

For the data entry procedure it is important for the driver to see the progression of the current data entry

step. This shall be shown to the driver by means of the “state” of each item of data.

The state shall define if a data value is already accepted by the driver or not during the current data entry

step. There shall be three states:
• accepted state,
• not accepted state,
• empty state.
5.1.4 Default data

To facilitate the data entry, a default data value shall be presented to the driver if it is available.

Once the input field is selected, the driver shall have two possibilities:

• to accept the default data value by activating the corresponding [Enter] button,

• to erase the whole default data value by typing any new character/selecting a new data value or

the [Delete] button.

If the default data value is not available, an empty input field shall be presented to the driver.

NOTE For further details on input fields, see CLC/TS 50459-1.
5.1.5 Entry/change sequence

The selected input field shall be shown highlighted. By this means, it shall be clear to the driver which data

has to be entered/changed and accepted by the driver.

When the data has been at least accepted once by the driver, the corresponding data value shall be shown

in accepted state.

When the data has still to be accepted by the driver, the corresponding data value shall be shown in not

accepted state.

The dialogue sequence for the different data entry steps shall be consistent whatever is the step and

whatever are the data to be entered.
5.1.6 Data entry/change accessibility

The request for data shall be presented to the driver on a data entry window. A data entry window shall be

displayed to the driver under the control of the ERTMS/ETCS trainborne system or on request of the driver.

Under the control of the ERTMS/ETCS trainborne system, the data entry windows shall appear

automatically to the driver according to the procedure defined within the applicable specifications.

It shall be also possible for the driver to request the display of the appropriate data entry windows by

means of menu selection. The menu selection is specified in CLC/TS 50459-1, CLC/TS 50459-2 and

CLC/TS 50459-3.
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5.1.7 Data entry/change window navigation

If necessary the driver shall be able to close the data entry/change window by activating the [close] control

button (this may cause an error message, since the data entry has not been finished).

On a window where more than one data value has to be entered
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