(19)
(11)EP 3 594 086 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
06.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/19

(43)Date of publication A2:
15.01.2020 Bulletin 2020/03

(21)Application number: 19195002.1

(22)Date of filing:  01.03.2016
(51)Int. Cl.: 
B61L 23/04  (2006.01)
B61L 27/00  (2006.01)
B61L 25/02  (2006.01)
B61L 3/00  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 05.03.2015 US 201514639290

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
16758529.8 / 3265361

(71)Applicant: Thales Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario M3B 0A4 (CA)

(72)Inventors:
  • GREEN, Alon
    TORONTO, Ontario M3H 4N7 (CA)
  • IGNATIUS, Rodney
    Markham, Ontario L6C 1Y3 (CA)
  • WHITWAM, Firth
    TORONTO, Ontario M4G 1H7 (CA)
  • KINIO, Walter
    Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4K9 (CA)
  • DIMMER, David
    TORONTO, Ontario M8X 2M1 (CA)
  • GEORGESCU, Mircea
    TORONTO, Ontario M3B 0A4 (CA)

(74)Representative: Hautier IP 
1, Rue du Gabian Le Thalès - 12 Etg - Bloc A
98000 Monaco
98000 Monaco (MC)

  


(54)GUIDEWAY MOUNTED VEHICLE LOCALIZATION SYSTEM


(57) A system comprises a speed detector, a marker sensor, a controller, a sensor unit, and a processor. The speed detector is configured to generate speed data associated with a movement of a vehicle. The marker sensor is configured to generate marker data based on a detection of an object along a wayside of a guideway. The controller is configured to calculate a distance the vehicle moved, generate location information, and generate an indication the vehicle is stationary. The sensor unit comprises an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer. The sensor unit is configured to generate sensor data based on information gathered by one or more of the accelerometer, the gyroscope, or the magnetometer. The processor is configured to process the sensor data to determine a vehicle position based on the sensor data and the location information. The controller is further configured to compare the location information with the vehicle position.