If we have self driving cars moving through enormously complex environments autonomously, why are trains still driven by people?
A train could very easily be operated by a robot or a combination of robot and engineer.
The tragic accident in Pennsylvania was entirely preventable. An engineer drove that derailed train at 106 miles per hour through a 50 mile an hour curve. He was probably distracted playing with his phone or something.
Let’s end accidents like these and replace train drivers with 100% reliable machine drivers.