Emerging Technologies Seminar

RSSI is proud to sponsor a seminar on “Emerging Technologies for Rail/Highway Grade Crossings” held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN on Monday, June 1, 2020 in conjunction with the 60th Annual RSSI C&S Exhibition.


Sid Bakker - President of TPSC and Frank Frey – Gen. Engineer-HSR of the Federal Railroad Administration will moderate three sessions featuring emerging technology presentations and subject matter expert panels. You will learn about technology pilots from freight and commuter railroads, manufacturers, advocacy groups, law enforcement, as well as Local/State and Federal agencies.


You will hear from Kiel Ova – Chief Marketing Officer of TTS about their V2I (Vehicle to Infrastructure) projects with Audi at traffic intersections. TTS V2I technology is installed on over 20,000 intersections which has parallel V2I applications for Rail/Highway crossings. Dr. Garreth Rempel – CEO of TRAINFO will present V2I and IVI (In-vehicle Infotainment) projects at Rail/Highway grade crossings. These are just 2 examples of industry experts that will be presenting.


The FRA will report on the “Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Symposium” recently held in Washington DC. This symposium is the result of a series of 6 listening sessions throughout the past year. These sessions generated 7 technology ideas that are readily implementable and 9 emerging technology ideas requiring further study and piloting. The FRA will also address how they are revising regulatory change for new technology.


Stay tuned for additional information, but in the meantime, Save the Date.


Seminar Schedule (All times are CST)

Monday, June 1, 2020

  • 10:00am to 11:30am
    SESSION 1 - Manufacturers will present Emerging Technologies including domestic and global pilots ending in a Panel Q&A
  • 11:30am to 12:30pm
    Lunch (provided)
  • 12:30pm to 2:00pm
    SESSION 2 - FRA, FHWA, and state agencies will present Symposium highlights & pilots ending in a Panel Q&A.
  • 2:00pm to 2:30pm
  • 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    SESSION 3 - Railroads and manufacturers will present technology pilots and provide perspective on the challenges and adoption of new technologies for crossings.


The 60th Annual RSSI C&S Exhibition will open at 9:00am on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. There is no charge to attend the seminar but you must register for the seminar when you register for the exhibition so we will be sure to have enough seating and lunches. Registration for the exhibition and seminar will open on February 11, 2020.

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