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Manufacturer discovered a design flaw in ramptrein

TOKYO – The Japanese manufacturer of the train in Taiwan derailed has said that there is a design flaw is discovered on the train. By the error, which probably lay in the wiring, is the central control system is not alerted after an automatic safety feature by the engineer was off.

In the accident on October 21, eighteen people were killed and were 187 people wounded.

The engineer of the train known in a Taiwanese court that he snelheidscontrolesysteem single-handedly had turned off. An employee of treinbouwer Nippon Sharyo said that there is no problem with the automatic safety system itself. That system is designed to automatically applying the brakes when the train exceed the maximum speed.

In the accident on October 21, eighteen people were killed and were 187 people wounded. The vehicle had, according to researchers at a speed of about 140 kilometres per hour, at a place where about 70 kilometres per hour was permitted.

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