Can GO even become driverless? I thought with heavy rail trains you couldn’t have driverless operations.
In 2050? Absolutely. Any tech that can drive a car, truck, or bus through crowded streets (manufacturing is largely the issue for Cruise and Waymo now, not the tech itself) will be able to safely drive a passenger train too. A combination of lidars/cameras on the train, at level crossings, and moving block signalling will enable it.
The current ~185 level crossings will be mostly grade separated by that point as well.