P5 - Thermo Portal at the Gotthard Road Tunnel

L. Fischer, C. Durrer & U. Hoffmann
There have been some devastating tunnel fires in the recent years; one of the most tragic accidents occurred in the Gotthard-Tunnel (2001). The reasons for these fires are different but an early fire detection system could prevent cars having symptoms of vehicle fires from entering the tunnel. The aim was to develop a system detecting vehicle fires and/or their potential sources outside the tunnel without affecting the running traffic. The developed Thermo Portal is based...