BART Refusing Further Delivery of New Train Cars Due to Unsolved Software Problems

nbc bay area staff

BART announced Tuesday it will temporarily stop accepting delivery of new Fleet of the Future (FOTF) rail cars in 2021 due to unsolved problems.

According to a statement, the rail cars’ manufacturer, Bombardier Transportation, needs to improve the cars’ reliability and availability.

The issues in the new rail cars are related to software in the train’s control system making the car routinely stop while in service and having to be rebooted by the train operator. The problem causes a five to ten minute delay…(more)

Is anyone still claiming computers are smarter than we are? Faster sometimes, but, not any smarter than the programmer or operator.

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