Automatic Car Identification systems involve the labels on the rolling stock, the scanner/decoder and accessories, and the communications link and output devices. At the time of writing (Sept. 1970) 86% of the cars were labeled and 121 scanner/decoder systems were installed. Uses of ACI will develop in four broad areas: (1) stand alone systems, (2) locally integrated systems, (3) centrally integrated systems, and (4) special applications. Because of incomplete labeling, a separate source of data and the 'Data Enhancement' technique are needed to produce a complete, correct list. Observations indicate that 3% of applied labels are bad labels. A list of scanner applications to date is included, as is a summary of data enhancement trials. An Estimating Check List for Field Installation is presented. Comments from the floor are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Communication and Signal Section of the Association of American Railroads, San Francisco, California, September 15-17, 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616
  • Authors:
    • Seamon, J H
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Pagination: p. 597-608

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM