A new ‘trackless electric train’ (aka a bus) starts testing in China


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According to Electrek

China likes its trains and it has deployed some of the most advanced and the most out-of-the-box train technologies in the world.

Now its latest train is so out-of-the-box that it could just as easily not be considered an actual train.

The new vehicle developed by China’s CRRC Corporation, one of the world’s largest train manufacturers is presented as a ‘trackless electric train’.

As you can see on the pictures above and below, the train is not constrained to actual tracks, but it instead follows virtual ones using tires and an electric powertrain – much like a bus.

The new vehicle is called ‘Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit’ (ART) system and it has a maximum speed of 70 km/h (43 mph) and carries up to 300 passengers in three carriages, reported local news outlet People’s Daily Online (via Channel News Asia).

 

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This article and images were originally posted on [Electrek] October 30, 2017 at 09:46AM

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