RailYatri.in has launched a GPS train tracking platform, ‘RailRadar GPS’, to track and display the real time movement of nation-wide trains on a Google map.
‘RailRadar GPS’ uses location generated by a passenger’s smartphone, the solution requires zero capital expenditure in terms of GPS hardware costs. ‘RailRadar GPS’ determines the train location by analysing the pattern of locations transmitted by the travelers’ smartphones sitting on the train.
It has been designed to scale up to track every train in the country on a 24×7 basis, though for now the company has published around 100+ trains in the pilot phase.
To use RailRadar GPS, travelers simply have to visit www.railyatri.in and track the train on the map.
The map also indicates the on-current time status of trains. Trains running on time have green indicators, while those running late are marked red.
On the top right, there’s a display that shows the number of trains tracked at that point of time, and percentage of trains that are on schedule and delayed.Users can click the train name from the map or search by train number and RailRadar GPS shows the exact location of the train in terms of latitude and longitude.