Here is how Indian Railways’ GPS-based fog safety device workshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/fog-safety-device-here-is-how-indian-railways-gps-based-fog-safety-device-works-5011385/

Here is how Indian Railways’ GPS-based fog safety device works

The fog safety device alerts the driver of the approaching signal, level crossing gate as well as neutral section on the track during fog.

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Indian Railways has initiated installation of fog safety devices in northern trains in order to avoid delay and cancellation of trains owing to zero visibility in dense winter fog. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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The device, a GPS-based Loco Pilot Assistance System, will be placed in the driver’s cabin. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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The fog safety device alerts the driver of the approaching signal, level crossing gate as well as neutral section on the track during fog. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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The visual and voice alerts provided in the system ensures that the alert will be noticed or heard by the driver well before the approaching signals or level crossings. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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The device will also help increase the speed of trains. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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The Fog safety device will also display the distance of the upcoming next two landmarks alongwith the details of upcoming three locations. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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The device has a in-built data logging facility to store more than 100,00 location data as well as to log all the events that have occured in the last 40 hours. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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The alarm in the device will be activated before the arrival of the location whose GPS co-ordinates are fed into its database. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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Alarm decisons will be taken by the unitas and when it falls within the geo-fence (pre-warning distance. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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The fog safety devices have been provided to drivers of all the trains including Mail/Express/ Passenger/ EMU/ DEMU as well as goods trains working over Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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Nitin Chowdhary, CPRO, Northern Railway said, “We have used GPS technology in the device with a map of tracks, signals, stations & level crossing of Northern Railway in it. It alerts loco pilot about level crossing/signal.” (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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Nitin Chowdharysaid, “The device alerts loco pilot about level crossings and signal. When drivers know there are no hurdles, they can increase speed.” (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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