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Technology at crossings

Sensors near railroad crossings to detect if vehicle is stopped on tracks to warn near trains to stop. Also digital signs near crossings

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Digital signs to countdown arrival of trains at railroad crossings.

Sensors to detect if vehicle is stopped on tracks to warn train to stop

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

DOT and railroad officials. Vehicles

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)


Size of your team or organization

  • I am submitting as an individual

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

First patent application of the idea and submit it to investors. The idea would be presented to DOT and railroad officials.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Reduction of accidents.


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HI Carl - many thanks for posting this idea, however, I think the judges will need more information to get a full enough picture to be able to make a positive judgement if they like the sound of the idea. Without giving away any secret IP of course, please be more fulsome with your answers in the proposal form. You can edit your idea post, please revisit and say much more about who you are, your organization, any pilot you would run and some baseline and improved stats around accidents at crossings. Your idea would have applications way beyond GR, so worth adding more detail. Thanks, Katie - Facilitator

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Update to my posting