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Drivin' that train

2012-07-12 21:46:16.4672+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Australian iron ore railroad setting up for driverless ("engineer-less"?) operations.

Forming a key part of Rio Tinto's AutoHaul project, the larger contract worth A$317·5m covers the development and delivery of an automated train management system for the 1 500 km network. Ansaldo STS says the first large-scale deployment of driverless heavy haul trains in the world will provide a significant enhancement in ‘flexibility and capacity’.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-13 16:33:39.445565+00 by: Dan Lyke

The Atlantic Cities on why U.S. transit systems aren't yet driverless.