New level crossing warning system trialled

NFA Innovations has developed a radio break-in collision warning system designed to warn drivers of approaching trains. This new technology has now been trialled by NFA Innovations in association with VicRoads.

The system is the first of its kind in Australia, using radio transmitters at level crossings to broadcast local signals.

The system would require small receiver units to be fitted to vehicles which would play warning messages over the sound systems. These warning messages would override normal radio transmissions, CDs or MP3s and would work even if a vehicle’s sound system was turned off.

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) said that on average there are 100 accidents at level crossings each year, which result in an average of 37 deaths; and is calling for the introduction of radio break-in systems to reduce the number of level crossing accidents.

The use of such a system has also been backed by the Victorian Parliament’s Road Safety Committee, the House of Representative’s Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

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