In recent months, Begirale has received national and international awards for its begicrossing technology that uses video content análisis and artificial intelligence, to facilitate the early detection of incidents in railway-level crossings, caused by obstruction of crossing the area or by failure of any of the security elements of the level crossing infrastructure.
Last year the report ‘Analysis of level crossing safety in Europe and beyond’, carried out within the framework of the European SAFER-LC project, distinguished begicrossing as one of the best practices at an international level to improve the safety of level crossings. The research consortium of SAFER-LC is formed by seventeen organizations of various kinds (universities, technology centers, railway operators, railway infrastructure managers, …) of ten different countries, with the participation among others of the International Union of Railways, FFE, SNCF or VTT. The report, which analyzes the situation of 24 countries in terms of security of the level crossings, noted that the tool is one of the best physical and technological measures for this purpose.
On the other hand at the end of last year Euskal Trenibide Sarea received the Quality Innovation Award 2018 in the Basque Country phase, in the category of Innovation in the public sector for the implementation of begicrossing in the Basque railway network. In February 2019, ETS won this award in its international phase, whose ceremony was held in Beijing. In both cases, the commitment to incorporate cutting-edge technology to increase the safety of the level crossings of its rail network, has made it worthy of this award.
These recognitions represent a strong boost to our technological developments, such as begicrossing, to contribute to increase safety for people and vehicles at the level crossings, as well as a demonstration that the intelligent artificial vision applied to railway safety, in all its aspects, is a technological base for the future in this sector.