Same way they handle everything else: using a camera or other sensor to detect the incoming train and assess whether it's safe to proceed. Even at the current state of technology, which is not ready for prime time, they're still probably better at it than the average human driver.I wonder how driverless cars are programmed to handle unguarded crossings?
I know a UP engineer that told me they don't normally make repairs to track until something happens.They knew for years that the bridge needed repair or replacement. They have to do it now.
As a pilot also, I've seen lots of dumb things done during maintenance. Sadly, I have seen a couple of incidents of totally ignoring needed maintenance to cut corners and save money. I got caught up in one, it was an interesting but short flight.As a pilot, I can't imagine that happening at an airline. Accidents have happened because of errors made during maintenance, but not intentionally, or with wanton disregard or indifference to problems that need correcting.
Was going to retire In June, but bumped it up to the end of March, 2 extra months is not worth getting the virus.Good for you Ed. More train time now. Yes still in Fl and been hearing nothing else but the storm for the last three days and it's not even coming here. Even if it does it won't be any more than an afternoon thunder storm. All this hype for nothing. East coast could be different though.
Remember AA191 at KORD in '79? Improper engine R&R caused loss of the left engine right off of the pylon.As a pilot also, I've seen lots of dumb things done during maintenance. Sadly, I have seen a couple of incidents of totally ignoring needed maintenance to cut corners and save money. I got caught up in one, it was an interesting but short flight.