AIT intelligent detection system
Austria’s largest non-university research institute, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), together with industry partner and rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, has developed a solution aimed at reducing the risk of rail vehicle collisions.
They claim that in the future, trams will be able to detect obstacles and correctly assess their potential danger. A specially developed optical 3D sensor system for light rail vehicles such as trams will make them proactive, intelligent and safer.
The technology enables the tram to detect different objects such as vehicles and people, automatically evaluate its potential risk and respond accordingly. Initially, an acoustic warning signal will sound, enabling the driver to react quickly. In a further development stage, the system should brake automatically and initiate other safety measures to better protect pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.
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