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Automated Luas proposed

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭ LeinsterDub


    JeffK88 wrote: »
    Looks like the whole strike thingy has lead to calls for the system to be installed with automation. Interesting times for our transport network network ahead.


    http://www.thejournal.ie/luas-automation-dublin-city-council-2852716-Jun2016/?utm_source=facebook_short

    A non story reported by a crap newspaper reporting the vote of a powerless commitee


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,516 ✭✭✭✭ Idbatterim


    its going to be more difficult with on street running, not due to automation issues, but due to public concern. But not automating or at least looking into doing it for metro north, given it is at least another ten years away, is madness IMO...


  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭ JeffK88


    Okay doctor cynical ... let some of us dream of a modern transport network with automation at the helm


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,516 ✭✭✭✭ Idbatterim


    Okay doctor cynical ... let some of us dream of a modern transport network with automation at the helm
    yeah I can see the luas still being driven by drivers in 40 years :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,608 ✭✭✭ gctest50


    monorail - only yoke for the job



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  • Registered Users Posts: 541 OttoPilot


    Question is will the robots unionize and demand equal pay and conditions?

    They'll probably strike on national holidays seeing as they have no heart or feelings!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭ LeinsterDub


    JeffK88 wrote: »
    Okay doctor cynical ... let some of us dream of a modern transport network with automation at the helm

    Some dreams actually have a chance of becoming reality. What you're suffering from is known as delusions


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,098 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sam Russell


    I would have thought that the Dart system could be more easily adapted to non-driver operation as it is segregated and the driver would still be on the train to close the doors and check the tickets. He could also sell the coffee and snacks. :)

    The MN project would obviously be automated from the start as it would be insane not to do so - nothing new in that as there are lots of automated metros.

    Trams - not so sure - you would still need a person on the tram for safety and passenger reassurance so what would be the savings? There are too many possible interactions with passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,658 ✭✭✭ Markcheese


    To be fair the technicians responsible for maintaining and calibRating driverless trams would go on strike...

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



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