East Japan Railway studies driverless operation

The Yamanote Line in Tokyo could be used to pilot driverless operation (Photo: JR East).

JAPAN: East Japan Railway Co has set up a team to develop plans for driverless operation, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reports. Trains would initially run with an onboard supervisor able to intervene in the event of an emergency, but in the longer term unattended operation is planned.

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