Are driverless trains becoming the new "horseless carriage?"

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Paris plans to convert its oldest metro line to driverless operation. In other words, trains, similar to Chicago's CTA, will function without any direct conductor control. The hope is to cut costs, raise efficiency standards and usher Paris public transportation into the 21st century. To read more about this upgrade search for "Automatic for the people" in the July 2010 issue of International Railway Journal .