Tuesday, October 24, 2017

World’s First Smart Train

A futuristic rail system featuring track-less trains and virtual lines was launched in a Chinese city yesterday.

Billed as the world's first 'smart train', the vehicle runs on virtual rail lines through the bustling streets of Zhuzhou in China's Hunan Province, The train could travel as quickly as 70kmh, or 43 mph, and carry as many as 300 passengers.

It's set to speed up public transportation of Zhuzhou, a city with about four million residents, before being popularised to other parts of China.

The track-less train is said to have a life-span of around 25 years.

After 10 minutes of charging, the train can travel 25 kilometres (15.5 miles).

The train, sporting sleek livery, is somewhat a hybrid between a long bus and a traditional tram. It could carry much more passengers than a bus and unlike a tram, it doesn't run on physical railway tracks.

The rail line is set to open officially next Spring. The trains are expected to be automated in the near future.

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