Re: Re: Vendor lock in by rolling stock manufactures
  Matthew Geier

On 7/12/23 10:57, TP wrote:
> This could actually invite retaliation from the EU for

> anti-competitive behaviour. It's quite common for tram, bus and train

> operators to contract out maintenance to companies other than the

> original manufacturer. Perhaps in this case the operator was breaching

> an existing contract during warranty period, for example?


And speaking to technical people locally, it's a minefield of
opportunism. And I got a similar response talking to maintenance fitters
of a major German transport operator.

Once a vehicle gets handed over to non OEM maintenance contractor, price
gouging on parts parts. Try talking to the techs on the ground, don't
believe the sweet PR pieces put out by the manufactures about how they
all love and co-operate with one another.

So much of these modern vehicals is both proprietary and/or software. A
drunk fitter with a hammer (all that is required to fix a Tatra T3 if
you believe the legend!)  certainly can't keep these modern computers on
wheels rolling.

Now a manufacture has been caught out building 'logic bombs' into the