Rail Collision Avoidance System

The purpose of this project is to create a system that will decrease the occurrences of on-track collisions between pieces of track maintenance equipment. Typically these collisions occur when in transit between work locations or when equipment has stopped unexpectedly; thus, accidents are often caused through inattention while traveling or working. IDT is developing a system that can provide an early warning for the operator of a potential collision based on the work/travel distances established by rule.