Evaluating ITS interventions at railway level crossings using a driving simulator

Kim, Inhi, Larue, Gregoire S., Ferreira, Luis, Tavassoli, Ahmad and Rakotonirainy, Andry (2013). Evaluating ITS interventions at railway level crossings using a driving simulator. In: Australasian Transport Research Forum 2013 Proceedings. 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum (2013 ATRF), Brisbane, Australia, (1-14). 2-4 October 2013.

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Author Kim, Inhi
Larue, Gregoire S.
Ferreira, Luis
Tavassoli, Ahmad
Rakotonirainy, Andry
Title of paper Evaluating ITS interventions at railway level crossings using a driving simulator
Conference name 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum (2013 ATRF)
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 2-4 October 2013
Proceedings title Australasian Transport Research Forum 2013 Proceedings
Place of Publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Publication Year 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 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.
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