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Robots Now Driving Some New York City Trains

04/17/2009 02:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mass transit developments abound this week -- this time, it's the most futuristic-sounding item yet. New York subway trains along one line will be driven by computers:

In a $300 million emotional purchase for the subway, the MTA's CBTC (communication-based train control) system will drive the L train starting today.

This means that you'll have a robot conductor in charge of the movement instead of a disgruntled human. When it screws up they can blame technology and not the human beings in control our idiotic train system.

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