Network Rail to use kids’ Raspberry Pi invention for safety

Network Rail is to use a Raspberry Pi-powered device to monitor safety at level crossings. Currently, level crossing “black spots” are monitored 24-7 by CCTV. The Raspberry Pi solution, developed by pupils at Haberdasher’s Monmouth School for Girls (pictured above), monitors only when the safety barriers are in position. Anne Kavanagh, the head of the school’s physics department said:

“The clever part of the solution is that Network Rail will capture, and therefore be able to analyse, solely potentially unsafe behaviour that has activated the camera through breaking an invisible infrared beam when the barriers are in position.”

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