Queensland Government Level Crossing Safety

Project overview

With around 9,500 level crossings on Australian roads, and approximately two thirds of all level crossings in Australia having no flashing lights or boom barriers, technology that can alert drivers to approaching trains is of considerable benefit and will save lives at level crossings.

CTI’s wireless technology, aimed at reducing or even eliminating accidents at railway level crossings, will be trialled by the Queensland Government in 2013 as part of a $2 million commitment to address safety at rail crossings.

The system, based on GPS and on 'Dedicated Short Range Communications' technologies, enables trains to communicate safety related information with road vehicles. It extends the driver 'vision' up to one kilometre in all directions, enabling road vehicles to receive warning of approaching trains. The warnings comprise six levels of in car audio visual alerts that escalate in urgency and volume as trains approach.

Demonstrations

New technology set to save lives

Intelligent Transport System demonstration - Vehicle approaching level crossing

Intelligent Transport System demonstration - Vehicle rerouting for congestion avoidance

Intelligent Transport System demonstration - Intersection Collision Avoidance

Intelligent Transport System demonstration - Vehicle approaching regional level crossing

Intelligent Transport System demonstration -Vehicle approaching perpendicular and parallel to level crossing