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Wifi cameras (pointing outwards) on trains

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Where I currently exist, there's not a lot of physical security on the trains. Like there's metal bulkhead behind the driver, but it has glass windows in the bulkhead, so you can see what's going on.

Likewise at the back of the train, you can see out the back of the train.

Whilst riding on the train with external cameras streaming to wifi handhelds, it would be kind of cool to watch what's going on outside, instead of just looking at the back of the head of the person in front of me for 20 minutes, come rush hour.

I'd suggest front and back cams, but also left and right side as well. Cams are cheap, so I can't see why this shouldn't work.

not_morrison_rm, Feb 22 2017

Something like this, but not a sim http://media.gettyi...n-video-id136127191
[not_morrison_rm, Feb 22 2017]


       // at the back of the train, you can see out the back of the train. //   

       If you could see out of the front when you were at the back, then it's either a very short train, or a very wierdly designed one ...   

       // looking at the back of the head of the person in front of me for 20 minutes //   

       Just tell your bodyguards not to let anyone into your carriage; if they're already in , have them thrown out, or better, off - without waiting for the train to stop.
8th of 7, Feb 22 2017

       Why not mount the LCD displays on the back of passenger's heads ?
8th of 7, Feb 22 2017

       ^ Tried that, but they kept getting off the train with LCD displays.   

       //You're presuming there's somehow going to be a wifi router on the train, that extends the full length of the train,   

       Well, all the carriages are pretty interconnected, otherwise they wouldn't be able to show the "the next station is Takodanobaba...."so call it two routers for each carriage
not_morrison_rm, Feb 22 2017

       Forwards could be an issue. American Airlines 191 had a camera in the nose wheel landing gear. As such, a percentage of passengers were watching on TV as they plunged to Earth. This was deemed as increased suffering and included in the calculations for financial compensation. This is why there are no cameras on commercial planes anymore. It's also a motivation for the crew to stay silent regarding the complete hydraulic failure they just noticed.
bs0u0155, Feb 23 2017

       //Forwards could be an issue.   

       Well, it might bring to light a few cover-ups, like is a train company really going to tell the public about near-misses of vehicle crossings train-tracks ?
not_morrison_rm, Feb 23 2017


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