World's first driverless train runs on virtual, painted tracks in China
03:20 PM, June 12, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:31 PM, June 12, 2017

China’s driverless train runs on virtual, painted tracks

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The world's first virtual track train has been unveiled in the city of Zhuzhou in central China's Hunan Province, according to China’s CGTN.

The train, which is 32 meters long and 3.4 meters high, can accommodate 307 passengers and has a top speed of 70 kilometers per hour.

Instead of tracks, the train runs along white-dotted lines on the test ground, controlled by hundreds of sensors.

The train also uses rubber tires, which makes the ride like riding the bus.

The unique public transport initiative was announced on June 2.

Its lithium titanate battery enables the train to run 25 kilometers after just 10 minutes of charging.

 

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