Communication between drivers and traffic control will be more efficient
Before their shift, each train driver checks the train and the details of their shift and whether there are any changes. This used to be done with a paper printout the driver collected and brought to the cab. Over 2000 printouts were needed in the whole country each day. When the train is running, it is also possible that information about sudden changes arrives and must be conveyed to the drivers quickly. Communication between drivers and traffic control has been usually carried out by phone, for example. This requires a lot of manual work, and getting important information to many drivers at once is slow. The Transport Agency wanted to speed up communication and conveying information to the drivers.
We implemented a driver guidance system, which makes it possible to convey information to the drivers electronically and in real time.
Important information straight to Driver Guidance in real time
We implemented a driver guidance system, which makes it possible to convey information to the drivers electronically and in real time. In practice, the Driver Guidance system means that there is tablet computer in each locomotive, and the driver receives timetables and other necessary information through it without the need for paper printouts. By using it, the driver receives information about changes in weather conditions or damage to the track immediately, which makes it possible to react quicker. It also increases safety on tracks.