Proposal of Lighting Requirements for Lighting Devices in Adaptive Front Lighting System of Tram’s Head Lights

Krzysztof Stypułkowski

Abstract

The factor influencing the safety of a moving track vehicle is the quality and state of tram’s head lighting. Appropriate light distribution within the area of tram’s foreground plays a decisive role in the perception of luminous sensations by the tram driver. A properly shaped light beam conditions appropriate visibility from the tram driver’s seat and facilitates correct assessment of traffic situations connected with the behavior of other road traffic participants. The article proposes and discusses application of AFS system in trams particularly accounting for proposals of new lighting requirements for tram’s head lighting devices. The author of the present paper justifies the need for implementing new solutions for lighting of tram’s foreground in order to improve the quality of lighting taking into account various road traffic situations. For this purpose, new normative guidelines have been proposed allowing for assessment of lighting devices installed on trams, which directly influence the quality of tram’s foreground lighting.
Author Krzysztof Stypułkowski (FT / DCRST)
Krzysztof Stypułkowski,,
- Deartment of Computers and Rail Systems in Transport
Journal seriesJournal of KONES, ISSN 1231-4005, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2011
Vol18
No2
Pages405-410
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)7
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