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E7 to be used for driverless testing in 2021


bikkuri bahn

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East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday it will conduct autonomous test runs of its E7-series shinkansen bullet trains next fall, with the aim of operating such automated trains in the future amid a labor shortage.

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https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/11/dec36c0fae5c-jr-east-to-test-driverless-shinkansen-bullet-trains-in-2021.html

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Interesting.  I suppose the shinkansen's are probably the most grade separated train's out there, so are a good candidate for automation.  I wonder if experience from the maglev is tricking down into the convectional rail network.

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