Germany to Yank Truck Toll System Deal
If you think your project is late and costs too much, have a look at this : http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Germany-Truck-Toll.html
Maybe it will give the UK government pause for thought before attempting to monitor all road use and bill for it in a similar way.
Hey, wasn't that a high profile Sun deal http://de.sun.com/SunPR/Pressemitteilungen/2003/PM03_45.html ? *grins* *ducks*
Just me (Sir to you)
I'm just guessing, but wouldn't part of the problem be that GPS might only resolve within, what, 10m or so? So that truck /might/ be on the Autobahn or it might be on the Landstrasse that runs alongside. Or maybe underneath. It always did sound like a pretty odd idea to me.
Anytime a government gets involved in a large project there are huge cost overruns because nobody of consequence is held accountable when it happens. Haliburton has been caught cheating several times recently and much of the construction work going on in Iraq and Afghanistan is way over budget.
> Anytime a government gets involved in a large project there are huge cost overruns ...
.. they're dealing ...
Sun lost the contract to IBM. Unfortunately I can't provide a source, but the decision to give the contract to IBM was allegedly taken on the golf course
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