Intelligent Control System for Railway Level Crossing Safety
Accident protection system at railway level crossing usually informs vehicle drivers and pedestrian that train is approaching, and eventually prevents them from passing the level crossing. This paper proposes a new level crossing safety system to solve the problem of existing system and to deal with the changing traffic condition at level crossing. The objective of the proposed system is to detect stopped vehicles at a level crossing with the state-of-the-art intelligent technology (sensor, computer, data processing, communication) and to transmit information to train allowing train drivers to stop their trains automatically and to display information of approaching train to vehicle drivers in real-time and to develop technology for accident prevention and damage reduction in connection with road traffic signal system. To evaluate the function and operation, we have demonstrated the proposed system at real railway level crossing of Young-dong line of Korail with Sea Train.
KeywordsIntelligent level crossing Obstacle detection Image processing On-board monitoring
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