Forward Collision Warning for Trams
Bosch Engineering GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is head-quartered in Abstatt, Germany. As a systems development partner to the automotive industry since 1999, the company with its more than 3,000 associates offers development services for powertrains, safety and convenience systems, and electrical and electronic systems – from the original concept to series production.
Specialized in electronics and software, it draws on Bosch’s proven large-scale series production technology to develop tailored solutions for a wide variety of applications in passenger cars, commercial vehicles, off-highway and recreational vehicles, and in rail applications, ships, and industry.
Bosch Engineering Tram Forward Collision Warning System
Electronic Passenger for Trams
Tram drivers need full concentration, otherwise a collision with other vehicles can occur at any time. The development service provider Bosch Engineering has developed an innovative driver assistance system that initially warns the driver in good time of an imminent collision. If the driver does not intervene or intervenes too late, the system automatically brakes the track to a standstill.
The collision warning system combines a video and radar sensor with a powerful control unit. The radar sensor measures distance and speed to cars, buses and other trams in front. The video sensor records the course of the track and, for example, detects transverse movements earlier and more precisely. The system is being used successfully in series production in several European cities. A further development of the system will include the detection of pedestrians and cyclists. Further functions are currently being tested and developed in studies with partners.