Development of an in-vehicle warning system for railway level crossings

Risto Öörni, Ari Virtanen, Marita Hietikko, Kimmo Kauvo

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    Level crossing accidents are an existing traffic safety problem for road users and a major safety issue for railways. The developed in-vehicle warning system aims to reduce the number of accidents at level crossings by increasing the alertness and awareness of the car driver approaching a level crossing. The system is expected to improve safety especially at passive level crossings with occasional vehicle drivers where existing safety measures for level crossings are expensive to implement. The main objectives of the project were to study the technical functionality, reliability and dependability and socio-economic benefits and costs of the system as well as user experience and potential other application areas and business models.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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