Airport ramp safety and intelligent transport systems

Tim Horberry, Michael A. Regan, Samia R. Toukhsati

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This paper examines the possibilities for Intelligent Transport Systems to address safety problems on airport ramps. It begins by reviewing worldwide ramp accidents and incidents; and possible ITS countermeasures. Thereafter, it presents ramp safety data collected at an Australian international airport. Building on this identification of problems, the research shows that a large number of ITS devices are theoretically possible to address such safety issues. The paper concludes by proposing criteria upon which decisions to implement such technology could be based, and gives general recommendations for which of the identified ITS devices should be further deployed on airport ramps.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
EventWorld Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2006 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Oct 200612 Oct 2006
Conference number: 13th


ConferenceWorld Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2006
Abbreviated titleITS 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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