“THICK FOG CAUSES THREE ACCIDENTS IN UTTAR PRADESH : 100 killed, 39 injured”
“OVER 3,000 TRAINS DELAYED DUE TO HEAVY FOG”
“DENSE FOG IN INDIA CAUSES RAIL TRAFFIC CAUSED ROAD ACCIDENT”
These are some of many many accident news headlines about what happens in India every year due to heavy fog.
Many steps were taken by the railway to minimise these accidents and this time they have found a new solution for the fog.
FOGSAFE® is a new generation GPS navigation device that helps the loco pilot to navigate during dense fog conditions. Mildly explosive detonators placed on the track, warn the driver of critical Home Signals. But other important landmarks like unmanned level crossings, warning signals etc may go unwarned critically impeding safety if the driver gets disoriented in dense fog. Fogsafe reliably alerts the driver using GPS positioning about his location vis-a-vis landmarks.