eSAT Publishing House
Vigilance control device in train loco is used to check the alertness of the loco pilot. It is the Microprocessor based multi-resettable device which is used to monitor the loco pilot's action. This device is used to apply the emergency brake automatically by cyclically generating the warning signals. It reduces the error caused by the loco pilot if the driver is unconscious, dead or fast asleep and ensures the safety to the passengers by automatically stopping the train. It stores the actions carried out by the loco pilot periodically which can be used as the reference to find out the courses of action done by the pilot.