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A second pilot field trial of prototype retro-reflective screens installed at a level crossing in the Adelaide Hills of Callington, South Australia was undertaken in March.

The Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation Experimental field evaluation of the potential effectiveness of a prototype retro-reflective strip or screen installed at level crossings for the purpose of improving the detection by motorists of tabletop carriages and other trains.
A second pilot field trial of prototype retro-reflective screens installed at a level crossing in the Adelaide Hills of Callington, South Australia was undertaken in March.

The collected day and night footage from a car headlight distance of 200m is now being collated for testing with a range of volunteers with lab experiments.

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UIC – Digital Conference Call for Papers

Posted 6.11.19, at 11:04am

Conference on Digital, 14-15 May 2020 Perth Call for papers due by 2 December 2019 The challenge of the 21st Century will definitely be Mobility. During this two day event, we will have the opportunity to exchange, discover, explore, understand and learn what are the latest innovations and their potential…

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Presentation to the ARA Heavy Haul Conference

Posted 6.11.19, at 10:19am

ACRI’s strategic industry impact was explored in a presentation to the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) Heavy Haul Conference held in Newcastle in late October. ACRI Board member Philip Campbell OAM, General Manager Technical Standards, ARTC presented on The value proposition for industry and individuals of commercial collaboration with reference to…

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Road users’ perspective on train horn sounds at railway crossings

Posted 3.09.19, at 12:46pm

What’s behind ACRI research? Very often its collection of data out in the field, in this case Dr Gregoire Larue and colleague from QUT conducting observations to measure how train horns sound in the field from a road user perspective. After completing focus groups with train drivers on their use…

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