Indian Railways may soon launch anti-fog device
The device has a capability to store more than 100,000 location data along with all events which took place in the last 40 hour
Indian Railways may soon introduce an 'anti-fog' device to track railway signals and situation on tracks in North India.
The device will work on the basis of Global Positioning System and will be installed in about 900 trains, said an NDTV report. The railways have ordered around 2,400 pieces of the machinery.
However, officials has distributed over 500 GPS-enabled “FOG PASS” devices in the North Central Railway (NCR), said a Times of India report.
The loco-pilots of about 519 trains from December 15, 2017, started receiving this 'anti-fog' device, said the TOI report, adding that 127 devices have been sanctioned in Agra.
The GPS-based Loco Pilot Assistance System device is expected to be placed in the driver's cabin. Through this device, the driver will have knowledge about the approaching signal, level crossing gate as well as neutral section on the track, the report said.
The visual and voice stored in the device will alert the driver in case of any emergency situation during the fog. Not only this, the driver can also increase the speed of trains with help of the device.
The device will reportedly display the distance of the upcoming next two landmarks, including the details of upcoming three locations. It has a capability to store more than 100,000 location data along with all events which took place in the last 40 hours.
The railways have reportedly installed 1,381 anti-fog device systems in the trains of Northern (1017), North Eastern (240) and North Western (124) zones for the trial.