Detail of the student project

Topic:Control system for the lubricating tram
Supervisor:Jiří Zemánek
Announce as:PTO
Description:The aim of this project is to finish a control system for the lubricating tram. This tram is highly popular among the Internet community ( and it lubricates the rails around Prague to prevent noise and wear of wheels. For the time being, lubrication is controlled manually by a tram driver but the tram is prepared for a GPS based automatic control – a powerful control unit with GPS and Internet connection, relays controlling the valves etc. Aim of this project is to

- Design simple circuitry for connection of the control unit to the relays
- Write a program that will control the lubrication according to the GPS position
- Design a GUI to set and check places where the rails are lubricated

This project will be solved in close cooperation with DataRail company ( It is possible to continue after finishing the project and to work on even more ambitious assignment – automatic braking for trams that would increase the safety.
Max.number of students:6
Booked students:Petr Pecha

Warning: the registration to the PTO can be canceled only by supervisor.
Responsible person: Petr Pošík