Disclaimer this feature is still in beta, please work with your Customer Success Representative if you'd like to be included.
How it works
This event detection takes a new approach to determine whether a violation has occurred. Railroad Crossing Violations use a map-based approach that enables the device to determines whether or not a railroad crossing violation has occurred.
The device will determine if the vehicle is going to drive past a railroad crossing on its current road. See below Viewing or Editing Railroad Crossing Locations on ways you can view and edit railroad crossings.
Please note: If there are multiple railroad crossings right next to each other (ex. multiple train tracks), we will only trigger a railroad crossing detection for the first one.
If a railroad crossing has been determined to be driven past, the device identifies the speed of the vehicle and compares it to the configured threshold. The stop threshold behaves like the rolling stop detection: At every detected railroad crossing, the vehicle’s speed must drop beneath the stop threshold or a harsh event will be triggered.
If a harsh event is triggered, you will see it as an exclamation point on the vehicle show page and a safety inbox message will be triggered.
Enabling the Railroad Crossing Harsh Event
To enable this feature please contact your Customer Succes representative or Support, Once enabled you will see a new setting option under Settings > Safety:
There are two settings that can be configured once the feature is toggled on:
Stop Threshold: Similar to our Rolling Stop Sign detection, the user can specify how strict they want their Railroad Crossing detection to be. The options are 0 mph, 5 mph, 10 mph, and 15 mph.
In-cab Alert: There is an option to play an in-cab alert immediately to the driver. When enabled, the device will play an alert with the words “Railroad Crossing Violation”.
Railroad Crossing Inbox Message / Harsh Event
If the driver does not come to a stop or slow beneath the configured stop threshold, a safety inbox message will be generated with a tag called “Railroad Crossing Violation”. An example is shown below:
This inbox message will behave similarly to the rolling stop detection and provide a 10-second video clip of the harsh event.
Please Note: For the beta, these harsh events will not count towards the safety score.
Viewing or Editing Railroad Crossing Locations
To view railroad crossing coverage, navigate to the vehicle show page. In the map > right-click > select “Edit railroad crossing here”
Once that is selected, you will be taken to a new page called Map Editor with Railroad Crossings selected:
Please Note: On this page, railroad crossing signs represent railroad crossings that we have on our map.
To navigate around the map you can either enter an address or location in the top right search bar or simply drag the map around to view neighboring areas. We will only render the nodes when at zoom 17, so if the user has zoomed out past that, they will not see any railroad crossing locations. To automatically get back to zoom17, click > “Zoom to edit data” button.
To view an existing railroad crossing, click on a purple dot and it will show the details for that railroad crossing:
You can perform two actions when a railroad crossing is selected:
You can update the directions it applies to. This should not be a task that is commonly done since the existing railroad crossing data will already account for all directions of vehicle traffic at each node.
You can delete the railroad crossing. If the railroad crossing has been falsely tagged, you can delete the railroad crossing from our map with the deletion button. Deletions are tracked in our database and can be deleted.
To add a new railroad crossing, hover over the intersection or segment of the road until a blue dot appears and click on it. Once it is selected, you will be able to add the direction of traffic this new stop sign should apply to:
Once you hit save, the new railroad crossing will be added to the database (for just that customer).
Please Note: Edits to railroad crossings on the map will only impact future trips. Past trips will not be re-evaluated based on added or edited railroad crossings.