Vigilance Control Device using Zig-bee and GPS Technology

In this paper, the authors proposed for e-safety providence to prevent train accidents (due to UN-alertness of loco-pilots) by designing engines with a new penalty braking system electronic VCD (Vigilance Control Device), a micro-controller based safety device which will enhance passenger's safety by cyclically generating warnings and by applying precautionary brake for the train if the loco-pilot is incapacitated or dead or fast asleep. This MCU (Micro-Controller Unit) also intimates the position of the loco crew to the higher authorities who indeed called as a vigilance officer using Zig-bee IEEE 802.15.4 and traces the position of the train where the penalty brake is applied using Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies.

Provided by: The World Academy of Research in Science and Engineering (WARSE) Topic: Mobility Date Added: Sep 2013 Format: PDF

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