SOFTWARE: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

 
 
  • Complex log-on and start-up for drivers
  • Risk of data overload
  • Lengthy verification

Traction electronics have been around for longer than you might think. When English Electric’s demonstrator locomotive DP2 rocked up at Finsbury Park depot in the summer of 1963, fresh from an overhaul at Vulcan Foundry, it incorporated a new piece of electronic wizardry. This was an anonymous grey box which replaced the previous electro-mechanical torque regulator.

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