Reply to post: Re: Self driving trains are low hanging fruit

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Re: Self driving trains are low hanging fruit

Given how big these things are, I suspect that the amount of track it would take to come to a complete stop would be further than any optical device could 'see', so it's probably just "brake in time to stop at destination" and maybe "stop if it seem like something is wrong".

If the train can see something on the track in front of it then it's already too late to brake.

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