V2X Communications Applied to Safety at Level Crossings

Considered as a weak point in road and railway infrastructure, level crossings (LC) improvement safety became an important field of academic research and took increasingly railways undertakings concerns. Improving safety of people and road-rail facilities is an essential key element to ensure a good operating of the road and railway transport. Statistically, nearly 44% of level crossings users have a bad perception of the environment which consequently increases the accidents risks. However, the behavior of pedestrians, road vehicle drivers and railway operators cannot be previously estimated beforehand. According to Griffioen, the human errors are the causes of 99% of accidents at LC whose 93% are caused by road users. It is important also to note the high cost related to each accident, approximately one hundred million euro per year in the European Union (EU) for all level crossing accidents. For this purpose, road and railway safety professionals from several countries have been focused on providing a level crossing as safer as possible. Actions are planned in order to exchange information and provide experiments for improving the management of level crossing safety and performance.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 2043.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Khoudour, Louahdi
    • Ruichek, Yassine
    • Salmane, Houssam
    • Meurie, Cyril
    • Heddebaut, Marc
    • Boukour, Fouzia
    • Bruyelle, Jean-Luc
    • Flancquart, Amaury
    • Ghys, Jean-Pierre
    • Collaert-Dutilleul, Simon
    • Dereux, Jacques
    • Mendes, Jean-François
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01539237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2014 12:20PM