Every day, public transportation passengers rely on trains, metros or trams to bring them safely and timely at their point of destination. However, the risky or careless behavior of people can lead to accidents causing a lot of delay as well as severe damage to rolling goods and rail infrastructure. Thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems can detect this risky behavior in time and help public transportation operators to take the appropriate measures. 
Detection and monitoring solutions from FLIR help public transportation authorities manage their traffic flows efficiently and ensure safety. FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems has built up an expertise of more than 20 years in the field of vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle detection technology that allows traffic authorities to monitor motorists and pedestrians in urban environments, detect incidents on highways and in tunnels, collect traffic data, and ensure the safety on our public railways. 
In the field of public transportation, FLIR’s thermal imaging cameras prevent serious accidents and infrastructure damage by detecting vehicles that have stopped on railway tracks at level crossings. FLIR’s thermal cameras also detect people on train/metro/tram tracks and platforms in an early stage, so accidents can be avoided.
Vehicle detection at railway crossings
FLIR’s thermal imaging cameras can prevent collisions between trains and obstacles at level crossings by detecting if a vehicle stops on the tracks and is blocking the passage for an oncoming train. This way, train or tram operators can be warned for oncoming danger or warning lights can be activated.
• Detect vehicles on level crossings
• Prevent damage to infrastructure
• Enhance railway safety
People on track detection
FLIR thermal imaging cameras can detect people on metro, tram or railway tracks. Whether a person just fell from the platform or is deliberately walking on the tracks, FLIR cameras ensure 24/7 detection on tracks or in tunnels regardless of the surrounding illumination.
• Detect people on tracks
• Prevent damage to infrastructure
• Enhance safety
Driver vision enhancement
FLIR’s thermal imaging night vision systems installed onboard trams allow drivers to see clearly in total darkness or in bad weather conditions. Compared to traditional headlights, they offer increased detection of potential hazards, like pedestrians, cars, animals, on the tracks.
• See obstacles at night or in bad weather
• Detect obstacles from a farther distance
• React faster to emergencies


Co-located with AirRail 2015:

  • MetroRail 2015
  • Light Rail World Europe
  • RailTel Europe 2015
  • Rail Power 2015