Potential risks and dangers when using public transport

Conventional door systems are mostly unable to react to spontaneous situations. Closing doors without any safety mechanisms may lead to perilous situations in public transport for passengers travelling by bus or train, for example: 

Conventional door locking systems are mostly unable to react to spontaneous situations.

Passengers may get stuck in locking systems and have to deal with extremely stressful situations.

School pupils may get trapped in doors and face serious danger.

People and objects getting trapped in doors leads to severe accidents and injuries.

GWU solutions finally provide safety

We focus on producing innovative finger protection profiles and rubber sealing systems that make buses and trains even safer to use. This means permanently preventing the risk of people or objects getting trapped in door areas, thus achieving optimal safety in public transport. GWU uses the following solutions to make getting on and off trains and buses a safer experience: 

Finger protection profiles with an integrated safety contact edge

With this solution, doors open immediately to prevent trapping. We develop finger protection profiles tailored to suit your specific application and with a pre-installed safety edge.

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Finger protection profiles with light curtains for non-contact anti-trap protection

The non-contact light curtain system, which is integrated into the finger protection profile of the door system, actively detects people and objects in the danger area and prevents collisions.

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Contact strips on the step tread

When stepped on, the contact strip on the step tread is activated and creates an electrical switching pulse that causes the door to stay open/reverse.

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Certified safety in buses 

  • ECE R 107
    Safety of Vehicle Doors on Buses
  • ECE R 118
    Preventive Fire Protection on Buses
  • ECE approval mark
    e1 (passed)


Certified safety in trains  

  • TÜV Nord (German Technical Inspection Association)
    EN 50155
    Electronic Systems in Railway Vehicles
  • TÜV Nord
    EN 50128
    Railway Applications – Software for Railway Control and Protection Systems
  • TÜV Nord
    EN 45545-2
    Preventive Fire Protection in Railway Vehicles
  • TÜV Nord
    EN 50121-3-2
    Railway Applications – Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • TÜV Nord
    EN 50126
    Railway Applications – The Specification and Demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
  • EN 14752
    Railway Applications – Side Entry Systems for Railway Vehicles
  • ECE approval mark: