Technology Focus series: How will Driverless Cars Impact Rail in the Future?

Driverless cars are directed by an in-built computer, using artificial intelligence. These vehicles make journeys safer and ease congestion through smarter driving and vehicle to vehicle communication. They offer an opportunity to help rail overcome the ‘last mile problem’ but they must not be underestimated as an adversary.

Autonomous trains are now being trialled with promising results on heavy rail networks. Driverless cars are being permitted on roads around the world. Despite the overall positive outcomes there are some safety concerns due to accidents which may affect the future development of driverless vehicles. 

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