Evaluating ITS interventions at railway level crossings using a driving simulator

Kim, Inhi, Larue, Gregoire S., Ferreira, Luis, Tavassoli Hojati, Ahmad, & Rakotonirainy, Andry (2013) Evaluating ITS interventions at railway level crossings using a driving simulator. In Australasian Transport Research Forum 2013, 02-04 October 2013, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 63278
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Driving simulation, Railway crossing, Intelligent Transport Systems
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2013 00:48
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2013 12:43

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