With this, the Indian Railways is hoping to avert accidents, especially during nights and foggy conditions, in situations when drivers have to constantly look outside the locomotive to assess the condition ahead.
This ‘Third Eye’ or the ‘Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers – Infra-red Enhanced Optical and radar assisted’ (Tri-netra) equipment will provide the driver with Infra Red images.
Representational Image. National Geographic
According to reports this list include France, Japan and Switzerland, who, under the pilot project, have at present expressed desire to install these devices on 100 locomotives and then gradually add it to more trains depending on success of the system.