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1. (WO2018104454) METHOD, SYSTEM AND TRACK-BOUND VEHICLE, IN PARTICULAR RAIL VEHICLE, FOR RECOGNIZING OBSTACLES IN TRACK-BOUND TRAFFIC, IN PARTICULAR IN RAIL TRAFFIC

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/104454    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/081834
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B61L 23/04
Applicants: SIEMENS MOBILITY GMBH
Inventors: SCHÖNBERGER, Andreas
DREXLER, Christopher
SCHAEFER-ENKELER, Andreas
WINHUYSEN, Jan
Title: METHOD, SYSTEM AND TRACK-BOUND VEHICLE, IN PARTICULAR RAIL VEHICLE, FOR RECOGNIZING OBSTACLES IN TRACK-BOUND TRAFFIC, IN PARTICULAR IN RAIL TRAFFIC
Abstract:
The invention relates to the automatic recognition of obstacles in track-bound traffic (BVE), when track-bound vehicles (BFZ) travel on lines (BST) in a track-bound vehicle network (BNE), or obstacles in rail traffic (SVE), when rail vehicles (SFZ) travel on rail tracks (SST) in a rail network (SNE). For this purpose, a plurality of images (BIFSB) of a route region (FSB) ahead of a track-bound vehicle (BFZ, SFZ) is used, an image region (BIB) is marked in each image and shows a track (FS, GL) used by the track-bound vehicle (BFZ, SFZ), and the track visually localized by the marking is identified by image analysis and is compared with stored known image meta information (BMI) or with stored known image meta information (BMI) and additional information (ZI). The system is capable of recognizing, by way of an object recognition method, in an image region sub-region (BIBAS) of the marked image region whether an object (OBJ), such as a person, an animal, a fallen tree etc., is present on the track (FS, GL), an obstacle being marked in the image region (BIB), preferably in the image sub-region (BIBAS), when the object (OBJ) is recognized by the object recognition method.