The New Tube for London is Self-Driving

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Oct 10, 2014
References: priestmangoode & dezeen
Design studio Priestmangoode teamed up with Transport for London to create the 'New Tube for London,' a concept for a fleet of driverless trains. The project will begin to be implemented in the underground network as early as 2020.

The studio nixed the traditional carriages in favor of a singular structure, complete with Wi-Fi and air conditioning. One prototype of the train is equipped with a diver's cab, the other is not. This is because the first trains to be introduced will have drivers; however, they will be gradually swapped out for the driverless model.

The front of the train features a large window framed by curved LED lighting that shines a bright white when the train is in forward motion, and red when it is in reverse. The LED lighting has also been incorporated throughout the train's interior.