Drivers Assistance System for Trams from Bombardier Receives Homologation
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The Driver Assistance System (DAS) from Bombardier Transportation has received homologation for passenger service in Germany. From August 2015, trams will be equipped with this innovative safety platform and will be used for service in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Bombardier Tram Technology
The DAS is a highly-innovative, anti-collision system that will warn tram drivers if there is a potential impact with a pedestrian, vehicle or obstruction on the tram tracks. The system uses a network of stereovision cameras to identify and track the movement of objects on or near the tram’s path. If the system identifies a potential collision, it will use an audio alert and can even perform automatic braking.
This new platform compliments the recent development of Bombardier’s BodyGuard, an external airbag for trams that prevents pedestrians from being trapped under a moving tram. Together the technologies demonstrate Bombardier’s commitment to providing vehicle safety for operators, passengers and pedestrians.