AVANTE Introduces Positive Train Control System with Total Visibility
Real-Time Alerts to Oncoming Train for Switch Point Position Alignment and Rail Track Obstruction
Train Locating System Beyond GPS and Eurobalise for Positive Train Control
Both the US and EU are busy implementing positive train control systems to improve and rail safety for almost 10 years. Similar to the implementation in US, while 2,400 miles of interoperable ETCS-ERTMS systems were deployed and operable in EU today, the 30,000-mile "Core Network" of railroads are not expected to be finished until 2030.
Imagine if there is an alternative sensor-based automatic train control system that can be implemented at less than 20% of the costs and 1/10 of the time and without disrupting the current train operations. Even if such system is implemented as a bridge or supplementary system, would it be worthwhile for consideration?
Full Visibility of Switch Position and Unforeseen Track Obstruction
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are about 5,800 train-car crashes each year in the United States, most of which occur at railroad crossings. More than half of all fatal train accidents occur at train crossings that do not have active safety devises or have safety devices that are simply inadequate or, in some cases, have no safety devices to alert unsuspecting motorists. AVANTE Rail Visibility System is a patented solution (US 10,315,673; 9,434,397; 9,937,938 and pending patents) developed to provide visual image and alert in real-time and in all-weather conditions for rail level crossing, rail track obstruction, rail switch position alignment and integrity. With judicial placement of forward-facing multi-spectrum video and radar imaging systems, coupled with broadband communication provide onboard digital images and alerts to train engineers that not only eases anxiety but avoid accidents when obstructions lay ahead. This cost effective system provides all weather visibility for blind spots, level crossings and other critical rail sections to prevent accidents.
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