China unveils intelligent subway train of the future
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co Ltd, China’s leading train maker, has released its next-generation subway train that is both intelligent and energy-saving. The train, which comes with an unmanned operating system and is fully automatic — self-maintenance, starting, stopping and travelling — was revealed at an expo. The system can monitor the train’s operating state, and the safety equipment installed on the train can detect roadblocks and derailment to significantly increase safety. Made of carbon fibre, the new train is at least 15 per cent lighter than a traditional subway train and can reduce energy consumption by 15 per cent. —Xinhua
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