Within the world of transportation, a lot is happening in the automation of vehicles and ultimately making the vehicles autonomous. The automation process started from cruise control and driver assistance systems to auto-pilot and, in the future, complete driverless systems. Autonomous freight and passenger trains are no different and have been operating in Canada for decades, such as the SkyTrain in Vancouver in 1986 and the Iron Ore Canada trains in Labrador City in 1990. Recent developments include the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) in Montreal and the Ontario Line in Toronto. These systems have one thing in common – no crossings at grade with public road vehicles. However, there is a change anticipated coming soon when autonomous rail vehicles will have crossings at grade with roadways without human interaction. How will autonomous rail crossings interact with trains and road vehicles? What safety and regulatory policies need to be in place? What infrastructure requirements must be in place to permit seamless operations of autonomous rail systems and crossings?
Join us for a virtual webinar where we will discuss the opportunities for autonomous rail crossings and allied projects