The locking arrangements provided on level crossing gates for the protection are all manual yet which sometimes leads to hampering of the situation. It can lead to a human detriment as well as impairment of assigned machinery sometimes. This is the main reason we wanted to go for something that can automate the process to simplify it
As the saying goes, “You can not achieve something without facing the predicaments” we also faced a lot of challenges whilst approaching this issue which are :
Our main approach was to design a system that can handle all the manual work and make it much more convenient for the organization to use. So, we took the approach of installing a system with cameras and sensors, which is the base of an automatic system.
While working on modifying our approach, we realized that this can be a better way to proceed with. So, we went ahead with this procedure to make an automated system with two cameras and sensors on both pillars at the sides of the level crossing. It made it easier to track any vehicle activity and then control the gates accordingly. We made it strong enough to track the data around 65 meters from the level gates. As soon as it senses any activity around it, it will stop midway before closing, which makes it safe enough to use without any human interaction.
We have solved accidental edge cases by checking the positioning movement of vehicles, like whether they are moving or stationary at the moment. So, in case if a vehicle is stationary for too long it will send intimations to rescue team and the sirens will be activated. Also, if there is no electricity or the barrier is damaged, in that case also the system will automatically intimate the rescue team to make things easier for the organization.
“The sole motive of this system was to make the manual work less and reduce the chances of accidents that can happen in a single moment of negligence. All in all, it is an automated version of level crossing gates to ensure safety and reduce human intervention in the lifeline of the nation..”