STUVA Research and Development

Safety and Emergency Management in Local Public Transport

Incidences of violence and damage to property at stops and in vehicles can lead to passengers feeling insecure or deciding to opt out of public transportation altogether. This applies in particular to the night hours and quiet periods. However, drivers, service staff and safety personnel can also become involved in critical situations. During the last three years the STUVA has successfully coordinated the InREAKT project, in which primarily new technical approaches for increasing safety and improving emergency management in public commuter transport have been developed.

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