Make the trains run on time????
So how exactly is this going to "make the trains run on time"?
There is a separate control system for the train and driver.
Once off the ICE netwerk, trains can be reassuringly slow, delayed and late
Nokia Networks is trumpeting an eight-year contract incorporating the sale of over 2,000 mobile base stations – and a GSM-R frequency band upgrade – to Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway company. The contract to supply the new Flexi base stations to the railway is a good win for Nokia, ousting Kapsch as the major …
GSM-R is certified (EIRENE Certificate and the like) for transporting "signalling" on rail networks.
LTE isn't yet although a couple of manufacturers say they can do it.
An alternative to GSM-R is TETRA but most rail operators are waiting for LTE-R.
Simple as that.
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