MINOS - Real-time data service for emergency vehicles - forecast for delay-free crossing of trackside level crossings

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MINOS - Real-time data service for emergency vehicles - forecast for delay-free crossing of trackside level crossings Shirley Sidharta, CC BY SA 4.0

Wherever possible, rescue and emergency vehicles avoid crossing level crossings, even if this requires a longer journey to the scene, in order to avoid waiting times at level crossings that are difficult to calculate. The aim of the MINOS project is to forecast the closing times of level crossings in real time.

Motivation

The MINOS project will provide a data service that predicts with sufficient advance notice whether the emergency vehicle will find an open or closed crossing when it reaches the level crossing. This will enable emergency services to optimise their route planning in an innovative way so that they can get to the scene as quickly as possible.

Activities

Usable data sources are identified at the railway infrastructure operator. Depending on the nature of the data, a forecasting model is created that can be parameterised for the individual level crossings. The MINOS data server receives the data, creates the real-time forecast and distributes the results via the “Mobilithek”. Appropriate data interfaces are being prepared for this purpose. The solution is being tested as a prototype.

At i3mainz, the scientific derivation of the solution and the scalable IT solution are created, which takes into account all train movements on the DB Netz AG network in real time.