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  Reply # 1311938 26-May-2015 12:20
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its soo much easier for them to back out into a huge area than trying to back into a tiny one, look at the 3rd to last picture and see how much space there is to back out into before they even get to the marked "roadway".

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  Reply # 1311945 26-May-2015 12:50
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The back-out method's been around since the 50's:



With the above design though the driver must have had really bad blind spots, perhaps mitigated by an apron manager?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1311946 26-May-2015 12:54
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the new one is all automated, but year back then surely they would have someone telling them when it was safe to go



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  Reply # 1311948 26-May-2015 12:57
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k1wi: The back-out method's been around since the 50's:

With the above design though the driver must have had really bad blind spots, perhaps mitigated by an apron manager?


A difference being most of the busses now don't have rear windows or reversing cameras

In this picture from the TVNZ video you can see there is an LCD screen which shows a feed from a way far back camera, so can see all where they are in relation to the other busses around them etc

The blue bus you can see at the top right of the screen is this bus.

I believe their system doesnt allow two busses next to each other to reverse at the same time so there is enough room when they're reversing/turning

but yes, automated systems, + watch over from the people in the control room.   That little screen that currently says 2087 (the bus number) changes to tell them when to stop and when to wait and when to reverse with caution


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  Reply # 1312393 27-May-2015 02:21
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Yeah, I should have been clearer. When I said the 'above design' I was referring to the Greyhound version, where the buses are parked flush up to each other with their tails abutting with the (narrow) active lane.  Labour was cheaper then so they could hire a guy with a flag to direct them!

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