Mobile warning system for railway level crossings

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    Abstract

    The aim of the work was to implement and test an in-vehicle warning system for railway level crossings. A prototype was built and tested on HankoKarjaa railway line in southern Finland. The prototype was based on GPS, GPRS and laptop computers. The operation of the invehicle warning system was compared to fi xed warning system installed on level crossings. During the day of testing there were four test situations. In three of them the operation of the in-vehicle device, operation on fi xed active warning systems on the level crossing, movements of the car and movements of a rail bus equipped with the train equipment could be documented with a video camera. During the day of testing there were no false or missed alarms. The piloted system can be said to implement the needed functionality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScientific activities in Safety & Security 2009
    EditorsVeikko Rouhiainen
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages86-87
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    Virtanen, A., & Öörni, R. (2009). Mobile warning system for railway level crossings. In V. Rouhiainen (Ed.), Scientific activities in Safety & Security 2009 (pp. 86-87). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. http://www.vtt.fi/inf/julkaisut/muut/2009/SafetySecurityReview09.pdf