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Denis McMahon[_4_] Denis McMahon[_4_] is offline
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On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 06:10:54 -0700, David F wrote:

Is there skill to driving a train? Or, is it more a case of being
equipped and qualified to deal with emergencies?

Will these automated trains be able to run non-stop at maximum line
speeds when a failed unbraked rail grinder being recovered wrong-line
breaks away from the towing train on a rising gradient?

Having said that, most of the accidents that have happened on the rail
network in recent years seem to have been down to human error, and I'm
beginning to conclude that removing humans from the loop could, for
example, eliminate spads completely.

The problem is to code the control systems for all eventualities.


Denis McMahon