Infrastructures, Volume 6, Issue 3 (March 2021) – 17 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Tunneling operations are often characterized by poor visibility and blind spots around large vehicles and equipment. These problems can boost the risk of interference between vehicles or involve pedestrians, causing work-related accidents. Thus, a literature review was conducted to investigate the possible use of different technologies of anti-collision systems. Eight types of systems were analyzed and examples of use in underground environments discussed. For each system, the operating principles, the relative advantages and disadvantages, combinations, and costs were examined. Although these systems have so far found limited use in underground excavations, their exploitation would improve safety and efficiency, and a future research direction appears to be the use of these technologies simultaneously in a combined system. View this paper
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