New Delhi: In a big move to boost railway safety, the Indian Railways (IR) has decided to install video cameras with face-recognition software linked to an alarm system in train engines. The system will alert the control centre in case drivers fall asleep. The technology has been developed by Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi.
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- Loco Cab Video & Voice Recording System (LCVR) — consisting of video cameras, microphones & digital video recorder — will also be used for analysis after accidents.
- At the same time, the face recognition software will sound an alarm in the loco cab as well as the traffic control centres about imminent safety risks.
- Diesel Locomotive Works has also developed a system to monitor locomotives across the country.
- The Remote monitoring & management of locomotive & trains is a network-oriented system connecting locos in the field with centralised server-based management system through GSM network & GPS.
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