GE Watches Its Units From Afar: Using GPS, the Builder Keeps Tabs From a Monitoring Center in Erie, Pa., Where the Units are Made

A factory-installed device allows GE locomotives to be tracked by the manufacturer in order to monitor performance, efficiency and mechanical breakdowns and communicate that information to their operators. The units include Global Positioning System (GPS) location tracking, as well as satellite and cellular modem communications capabilities. They have been installed on more than 9,000 engines, including 6,000 locomotives operated by BNSF, CSX and Union Pacific. Inspection periods are monitored in addition to specific incidents. GE personnel can give maintenance crews advance notice of locomotives in need to maintenance before they arrive in the yards.


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  • Pagination: p 22
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  • Accession Number: 01054522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2007 3:23PM