Evaluating ITS interventions at railway level crossings using a driving simulator

Inhi Kim, Gregoire Sebastien Larue, Luis Ferreira, Ahmad Tavassoli Hojati, Andry Rakotonirainy

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This paper assesses Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to identify safety systems that are most likely to reduce driver errors at railway crossings. ITS technologies have been integrated in order to develop improved evaluation tools to reduce crashes at railway crossings. Although emerging technologies, knowledge, innovative interventions have been introduced to change driver behaviour, there is a lack of research on the impact of integrating ITS technologies and transportation simulation on drivers. The outcomes of ITS technologies for complementing traditional signage were compared with those of current safety systems (passive and active) at railway crossings. Three ITS technologies are compared with current treatments, in terms of compliance rate and vehicle speed profiles. It is found that ITS technologies improve compliance rate by 17 30 and also encourage drivers to slow down earlier compared to current passive and active crossings when there is a train approaching the railway crossings
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2013 Proceedings
EditorsBrendan O'Keeffe
Place of PublicationCanberra ACT Australia
PublisherAustralian National Audit Office
Pages1 - 14
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2013 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 2 Oct 20134 Oct 2013
Conference number: 36th
https://www.australasiantransportresearchforum.org.au/papers/2013 (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2013
Abbreviated titleATRF 2013
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