STUDIES REVEAL BENEFITS OF ACI

So far Automatic Car Identification has involved the expense of labeling cars. Some railroads have installed ACI scanners. The economic justification for ACI lies in three basic areas: direct labor savings, indirect labor savings as a result of eliminating open car records, and complete, timely, accurate data collection. Direct labor savings from ACI will be in five major areas; at yard entrances and exits to verify the cars and their position in the train, as a replacement for wayside TV verification systems, as a means of recording cars and locomotives operating over joint track, as a source of interchange information, and for billing at high volume billing locations. One railroad believes ACI will primarily be a supplement to their current data capturing system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00041090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Signaling and Communications
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM