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Wi-Tronix: Attention Assist and In-Cab Audio Alerts

Wi-Tronix® announced its continued commitment to safe rail operations with its Attention Assist and In-Cab Audio Alerts solutions. Attention Assist assembles critical, time-sensitive information during locomotive operation, which is made available to the engineer/driver via an in-cab easy-to-read display. The In-Cab Audio Alerts further enhance safe train operations with notifications provided to the engineer/driver with an in-cab speaker.
“Since 2000 train passenger ridership has increased 50 percent and freight rail traffic has hit an all-time high; therefore, it is more critical than ever that railways are safe,” stated Larry Jordan, President of Wi-Tronix. “At Wi-Tronix we are committed to improving the safety, reliability, and efficiency of rail operations through continuous innovation.”

Key features of Attention Assist are as follows:

• Graphical speedometer with current and approaching speed limits
•  Graphical track diagram displaying speed limit, mile/kilometer posts, and signal distances
• Customizable train route alerts including location of switches, quiet zones, signals, and stations
•  Locomotive/driver interaction
• Integration with in-cab audible alerts

The In-Cab Audio Alerts notify the engineer/driver about:

•  Safety non-compliance
•  Speed non-compliance
•  Weather warnings
•  Train handling non-compliance
•  Fuel efficiencies