China's £120MILLION autonomous, trackless train that runs on virtual rails launches its first commercial line in Sichuan
A futuristic train that runs on virtual tracks has opened its doors to passengers for the first time in Sichuan, China.
The ART T1 monitors road dimensions and plots its own route instead of being fixed to physical tracks.
The virtual railway, which runs for 11 miles (17.7 km) through the middle of the city Yibin, cost an estimated 1.128 billion yuan (£120million) to build.
A human will sit behind the controls of the vehicle, but will not drive it.
Lamont Sanford, Los Angeles, United States, 23 hours ago
so it is basically a long bus, Trains are on Tracks!
Brangane, Nantwich, United Kingdom, 22 hours ago
Trump say he won't sell technology to China. Sounds to me like they don't need US technology - they are doing fine on their own. More likely that the US will be buying Chinese technology soon. I think the West is grossly underestimating China and its ambitions and could pay a heavy price for that.
Pen, Congleton, United Kingdom, 23 hours ago
Odiblo Jurgens, Ardeth Bay, United Kingdom, 21 hours ago
So they're buses!........
Strasbourgoise, PNW, United States, 22 hours ago
If it's driving on the road--it's not a train; it's a bus. How much do drivers get paid in China? Seems more cost effective to hire a couple of drivers.
ViktorAusBosen, Nohfelden Saarland, Germany, 17 hours ago
Remember the 1-child policy they ran in China? Look at projected populations and they'll be running out of people. China already has the world's largest installed base of industrial robots AND they're at the forefront of AI research.