Apr 30, 2012, 10.45 AM IST | Source: Tech2.com

Indian Railways to deploy train tracking software

Indian Railways has been striving to get some modern technologies in its kitty to better serve the passengers.

Indian Railways has been striving to get some modern technologies in its kitty to better serve the passengers. Earlier this month, a report revealed that they been toying with the idea of fitting a GPS-based solution in trains, to help it provide real-time tracking - accessible on mobile devices and PCs. The technology would provide the exact location of a train with a 10 meter accuracy and latency of 2 minutes on a real time basis. Reportedly, passengers would also benefit from this system as the Centre for Railway Information Systems plan to integrated the GPS app with Google maps giving passengers precise details about their location. Now another report by Times of India reveals that the Indian Railways has plans to introduce the tracking software over its network in the next 18 months. This will be made possible via (Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation). A pilot project will begin with 18 pairs of important trains.

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