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Old December 6th 18, 11:12 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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Default Looking forward to when even more transport, and self driving cars, rely on 24x7 data connectivity

On Thu, 6 Dec 2018 17:07:06 +0000, David Walters
wrote:

On Thu, 6 Dec 2018 15:52:18 +0000 (UTC), wrote:
Its a reasonably important service


I'm not convinced it is. While it's very nice to know when the next bus
is along the vast majority of London bus routes are frequent enough that
you can just wait for a while for the next to turn up.


Not essential, but I think a more important requirement of the system
is for the bus operators and TfL to know where the buses are. And if
the buses are also using O2... Certainly there was no real-time for
my bus this morning. There's no reason for the two suppliers to be
the same, but it looks like they might be.

Even so, time between failures of telecomms networks is usually - or
should be - measured in decades.

Richard.