Metro Report says Amsterdam's (much rebuilt a la Melbourne etc) Combinos
will be fitted with an anti-collision system to warn tram drivers of
objects likely to collide with their trams -- presumably bicylces.
Amsterdam has a lot of street running, and many more bikes than Melbourne.
There are two photos (attached), one with bikes, the other of the fabulous
interlaced tracks on one of the canal bridges along narrow Leidsestraat,
along which trams zoom at amazing speeds.
I note Amsterdam has ordered a batch of CAF trams.
david mcloughlin, New Zealand
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NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for
the supply of a collision warning system for its fleet of 155 Siemens
Combino trams, saying this would assist tram drivers, help improve road
safety in the increasingly busy city and reduce damage to its vehicles.
GVB envisages that cameras or radar systems on the front of a vehicle would
provide an audio and visual warning if there were a risk of a collision
with another road user or an object on the line.
The call for tenders follows tests using seven trams on Route 17. The
intention is that the roll-out across the Combino fleet will be completed
The 63 new 15G trams that GVB has ordered from CAF are to be supplied with
a warning system fitted as standard.