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1. (WO2018182679) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING STATUS INFORMATION TO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/182679    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/025340
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B61L 29/24
B61L 29/22
B61L 29/32
Applicants: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
Inventors: WYDOTIS, Leonard
TONDI RESTA, Jose
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING STATUS INFORMATION TO AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Abstract:
A railroad communication system (100, 200) includes a wayside control device (130) in communication with one or more railroad crossing warning device(s) (140, 145) located at a railroad grade crossing (125), wherein the one or more railroad crossing warning device(s) (140, 145) are activated in response to a signal of the wayside control device (130). An autonomous motor vehicle (150) approaches the railroad grade crossing (125), wherein the wayside control device (130) is configured to communicate information in response to an activation of the one or more railroad crossing warning device(s) (140, 145), and wherein the autonomous motor vehicle (150) is configured to receive the information.