Trams To be Fitted With Head-up Displays

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What is good for the car is also good for the tram!

The modern tram is one of the safest transit modes today and with active “heads-up” displays, makes the tram or streetcar much safer.

A head-up display, or heads-up display,also known as a HUD, is any transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints.

As the above illustration shows, with heads-up displays, the tram driver is made aware of activity around the tram and with automatic braking dangerous situations are made safe.

Trams to be fitted with head-up displays

EUROPE: Head-up display technology originally developed for cars has been adapted for light rail applications by Continental Engineering Services, which is planning a first deployment later this year.

The lesson is just not making public transit safer, it is that modern light rail is continually upgrading and changing to meet today’s challenges. Unlike our SkyTrain light-metro, being proprietary and is slowly being phased out, safety issues are not addressed as they should be, simply because they are not cost effective.

Not cost effective? Yes, as there is no market for the proprietary railway, no investment is being made to make the system safer.

Something to think about, when planning for the future.

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One Response to “Trams To be Fitted With Head-up Displays”
  1. Haveacow says:

    Great care is going to have to be taken to not give too much information. One of the amazing technologies in both the f-22 Raptor and f-35 Lighting #2 fighters is that they use a form of artificial intelligence to control the information flow and lighten the work load for the pilots. One of the issues that led to both crashes and mission performance issues in the later models of the f-14,f-15, f-16, f-18, (especially the E &F models), f-117 stealth attack fighter, Rafale, Griphen, Tornado (both the IDS & ADV variants), and the Euro-Fighter Typhoon was the information overload the H.U.D. displayed to the pilot, distracting him/her and causing delays in critical actions. These displays put out so much information that pilots were focusing on the HUD not flying the plane.

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