This Train From CRRC Zhuzhou Runs on Paint Lines Instead of Rails

 - Jun 19, 2017
References: tec.csrzic & psfk
This driverless train from Chinese company CRRC Zhuzhou is just one more way China is committed to lessening its environmental impact.

This Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) concept doesn't use rails but instead follows painted lines on the road for guidance. This autonomous 30-meter long vehicle can reach up to 70 km/h and operates exclusively on electricity. It can carry up to 500 passengers and uses sensors to scan the area around it for obstacles or potential points of collision. This driverless train is able to map out routes ahead of time and uses its on-board sensors to stay on route.

With the Paris Agreement, China committed to strict environmental objectives. Thus far, China has been putting in a significant effort to meet its targets. As subways become more difficult to build and the population grows, it is important to find environmentally friendly mass transportation solutions.