jaylectricity: Wow, a bunch of idiots to start this thread. This technology will allow drivers to text their families during the holiday season.
jjorsett: Google has developed self-driving vehicles that can operate on the open streets. Operating a train in the controlled environment of a rail system ought to be even easier. How about we eliminate the human element entirely and not just avoid collisions, but have computers control the whole damn train from beginning of journey to end? If we simply can't bear to do without a human, we can prop up some union drunk in the cabin with a single control button available: STOP. At least he wouldn't be able to crash the train like today.
SnarfVader: The T estimates it would cost $645 million to $721 million and require nine years to design, install, and test a modern collision avoidance-system for the Green Line.
SnarfVader: The T estimates it would cost $645 million to $721 million and require nine years to design, install, and test a modern collision avoidance-system for the Green Line.I'd be more concerned with the bolded item. Wow. Portland tunneled through several miles of solid rock and built the entire west side line in less time than that.
St_Francis_P: NewportBarGuy: Considering that this is Mass. I'm going to substitute "stay awake" with "remain sober".Pretty much true anywhere.
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