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Rail Crossing Violation Warning Application – Phase II

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 21-12
Subject Grade Crossing Technology, Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Warning Systems
Grade crossing, Connected Vehicles, CV, Dedicated Short-Range Communications, DSRC, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, GNSS, real-time kinematic, RTK, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE 1570, Rail Crossing Violation Warning, RCVW, t

Built upon prior proof-of-concept work performed by the Battelle Memorial Institute and sponsored jointly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Rail Crossing Violation Warning (RCVW) Phase II system incorporated refinements to the software and hardware to achieve improved performance and enhanced system functionality. Researchers performed system design and development for Phase II at Battelle in Columbus, OH, from September 2018 to July 2021. The system demonstrated the potential for leveraging real-time Connected Vehicle (CV) concepts to enhance and transform rail crossing safety.

Last updated: Friday, July 30, 2021