The Anonymous Widower

Foot Crossing Obstacle Detection Using AI

The title of this post, is the same as that as this article on the Railway Gazette.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Seibu Railway is to start testing a newly-developed AI-assisted warning system for detecting obstacles on foot crossings at two stations on the Ikebukuro Line in the suburbs of Tokyo.

The article is a detailed description of how the Japanese are using technology to make foot crossing a lot safer.

I can see applications for this technology not just on the rail system, but in other situations as well.



January 2, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. Another one of those groundbreaking pieces of Japanese technology that isn’t that groundbreaking, or is it lazy journalism, this time from Railway Gazette?
    Only real difference here is that the British bird’s a Starling not the overused Hayabusa (Peregrine Falcon in Japanese)

    Comment by fammorris | January 2, 2022 | Reply

    • For some years, I’ve felt that we could do better on foot crossings. I also feel that if we get it right, we could allow some dangerous foot crossings to be retained.

      I met a lady once, whose son worked for Network Rail on crossing removal and you would be surprised at the amount of abuse he got.

      Comment by AnonW | January 2, 2022 | Reply

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