China un­veils in­tel­li­gent sub­way train of the fu­ture

The East African - - OUTLOOK -

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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