Indian Railways has started to manufacture smart coach at its Rae Bareily Modern coach factory. Railways’ new smart coaches will be equipped with black boxes and coach information and diagnostics systems.
This will be the first time Railways will reportedly include the black boxes. The black boxes will have a powerful multi-dimensional communication interface to provide information on coach condition, queries related tp passenger information on a real-time basis. The smart coaches will run on coach diagnostic systems.
The wheel of the smart coaches will have vibration based self power harvesting sensor, which will know in advance if the tracks they are about to run on are weak or not. The sensors are based upon energy harvestor which means they will be charged by the jerks that are already present in the train.
In smart coaches, the sensor will also provide the condition of air conditioners fitted in the train and it will send an alert if an ac needs to be repaired.
The smart coaches will be enabled by the GPS tracker. The will have at lease six CCTV cameras that will send the live feed related to the certain train. Read More