Can automated trains prevent future derailments?

A Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx last Sunday because the operator was likely dozing off right before the incident. This, as well as other recent derailments, has sparked a debate about whether automated trains prevent future derailments.

When a Metro-North train derailed on Sunday in the Bronx area of New York City, four passengers were killed and 70 injured, sparking a debate over whether a computer-operated train would have prevented the accident.

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