Anybody who has spent Christmas morning sending a choo choo across the tree is aware of the first hazards to trains are toys wandering onto the monitor, and taking turns at excessive pace—each of that are additionally kind of the first hazards to trains in actual life. So, you may ask, how laborious can or not it’s to make trains totally autonomous?
Or perhaps you’re questioning why we should always even care about trains and the way they function—what is that this, the 1800s?—so let’s again up a bit. For those who suppose America is solely depending on vans to maneuver freight, you is likely to be affected by tunnel imaginative and prescient: Trains account for a 3rd of the ton-miles—that’s, a ton of weight carried a mile—that freight travels within the U.S. yearly. That’s virtually as a lot as is carried by vans. The U.S. has essentially the most