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Decision Support System to Enhance Safety of Railway Track Workers

PI: Prof. B V Phani
     Prof. Deepu Philip


Ever since creation of rail transportation, inspection of railway tracks has been a hazardous job due to lack of appropriate warning systems for approaching trains. The project aims to exploit advances in various technologies like wireless, communication networks, sensors and information management to develop a fail-safe robust decision support system to enhance safety of track workers and bring global benefits to tune of $1 billion. The project is a joint initiative of IIT Kanpur, McMaster University Canada and Bombardier Canada and funded by ISTP Canda – GITA India. The TrackSafe DSS developed by the team won Innovation Awards, 2012.”



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