Examine Problems of Collision Avoidance

The purpose of this project is to examine the problem of collision avoidance between locomotives, or a locomotive and another tail vehicle, when the colliding vehicles are operating on the same track or likely to operate on the same track. It is anticipated that the system will engage, when the vehicles are no more than one or two miles apart, by sending a timely warning to the cab crew. If no response is received by the cab crew, the system will slow down the moving locomotive(s), by eventually deploying full brakes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Transportation, Planning, Research and Development


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $950000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Secretary
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    O'Leary, Jeanne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Punwani, John

  • Start Date: 20090831
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110228
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31082

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465065
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:54PM