Intelligence on Wheels’ collision warning system has been successfully installed for the first time on high-speed trains.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Trenitalia (Italy), used Intelligence on Wheels’ collision warning system to monitor manoeuvres while driving two Frecciarossa high-speed trains at night time with speeds of up to 300km/h. With the collision warning system installed, drivers could see the location and other information about the other train long before it entered visibility range – an important development that was much appreciated by the drivers. In fact, the award-winning communication subsystem of the collision warning system achieved a new range record of 39.5km, without the assistance of base-stations or repeaters.
One of the manoeuvres tested was a crossing of the two high-speed trains on parallel tracks at a speed of over 250km/h each – a relative speed of more than 500km/h. The collision warning system’s radio link remained stable even at this speed, and the trains could see each other using the link long before other direct train-to-train radio links that were tested.
Even though the train collision system was designed primarily for lower speeds, these tests revealed that it functioned very well on high-speed trains too.
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