We are always talking about autonomous cars. How about autonomous railways? This should be significantly easier to do. At least for freight trains. I know there is an important psychological aspect of having a human on the train but this is in reality often more of a liability than an advantage. We should have this debate.
The price of Canadian heavy crude weakened Tuesday as a worker strike at the nation’s largest railway curbed oil shipments, exacerbating a supply glut that’s crippled Canada’s oil industry.