Detection of safety events in level crossings in order to minimize time of reaction and the consequences of the event
THE DANGERS OF LEVEL CROSSINGS
According to European statistics, accidents in level crossings only amount to 1.2% of deaths on the road, but they condition 29% of all deaths in the railway sector.
They are complex infrastructures where the train must share space with other non-railway elements, which involves the appearance of several problems derived from such interaction.
Its hazard level is usually directly proportional to its AxT value (the number of automobiles multiplied by the number of trains that cross the level crossing).
Usually those level crossings with a high AxT are protected using automatic systems, with or without barrier, but it does not prevent the occurrence of hazard situations or serious accidents which simply cannot be avoided using conventional safety systems.
Improving the safety of level crossings
It is a system that uses intelligent video content analysis technology in order to enable an early detection of events in level crossings provoked by obstructions in the transit area or by a failure of any of the safety elements of the structure of the level crossing.
BEGICROSSING generates real-time automated alerts when the following events occur:
- Detection of obstacles.
- Malfunction detection.
Additionally, the system provides the following functionalities to the infrastructure manager:
- Live video access.
- Recordings for forensic analysis.