Israel Railways has chosen four companies to carry out a pilot installation of identification and detection systems at road-rail level crossings. The companies are Orad Control Systems Ltd., Elta Systems Ltd., Ortech Ltd. and Magal Security Systems Ltd. In the next few months, the companies will carry out controlled trials to determine rates of detection, the number of false alarms, maximum detection and warning time, the number of system failures and the method of system control.
In the preliminary phase of testing, each company will install its systems at three road-rail crossings and in two locomotives. The trial is expected to take six months after which the winner will install its detection and warning systems at every level crossing for a further trial period of three months.