NF Railway Uses GPS-Based Technology To Tackle Visibility

NF Railway Uses GPS-Based Technology To Tackle Visibility

A new GPS-based system has been installed in all the locomotives of Northeast Frontier Railway to alert loco pilots about approaching signals and help in the timely running of trains during heavy fog.

The equipment called FogPASS (Fog Pilot Assistance system for Safety), consisting of an inbuilt battery and GPS antenna with magnetic base, has been installed in all the locomotives in NF Railway, Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.

As the train moves, the new equipment will display on the LCD screen, a short description and the remaining distance of the next two landmarks in geographical order.

The landmarks include signals of various types and level crossing gates, he said. Read More…

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