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Old May 17th 05, 12:40 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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Default Countdown overhaul

Siemens have been awarded a contract to overhaul London Buses'
Countdown
system, replacing the current AVL beacon-based technology with

something
based around GPS; there will be enhanced real-time information

available

Is all this reliance on GPS a good idea? If at some point the US
military decides to
scramble or kill the signal (and don't say it won't ever happen, you
just don't know) then
it seems half our infrastructure will now stop working. I can't help
but think this
is incredibly shortsighted.

B2003