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One computer-controlled train example:

One computer-controlled train example:

Posted Apr 26, 2006 11:34 UTC (Wed) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
In reply to: What about full-size trains controllers as prior art by eru
Parent article: The JMRI Project and software patents

Apologies for following up myself, but I just now remembered one very well-known (at least in Europe) case: The Docklands Light Railway in London.

Accoring to the info on this page: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/dlr/about/infopack.shtml, (follow the DOWNLOAD FREE INFORMATION PACK (PDF) link), construction started in 1984 and it was opened to the public in 1987. It was computer-controlled right from the start.


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One computer-controlled train example:

Posted Apr 27, 2006 11:02 UTC (Thu) by NRArnot (subscriber, #3033) [Link]

The London Underground's Victoria Line, opened in 1968, was designed to run under automated control. Officially it was never run without a "driver". Unofficially there has been at least one instance when the driver (or ratherm, manual supervisor) got out of the cab without disabling the automation, and the train took off without him, no harm done.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Line


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