The Zhuzhou city of China is setting a remarkable example in the world of public transports by the introduction of automated driverless train technology. Yes, you have all guessed it right the introduction of the ART project by the Chinese city is in itself a hallmark for the automated trains. The ART is one of its kinds, expert guided, excellent, innovative and contemporary technology supporting it is sure to bring laurels to the field of the driverless trains.
The ART project stands for the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit. In other words, the project combines the benefits of bus, tram and trains in a single transport, thus bringing convenience to the daily commuting population. Instead of the conventional humongous iron clad rail tracks, there will be white lines with sensors detecting the movement of the ART, so beware while you are travelling on the road of Zhuzhou and notice the white dotted lines. The makers of this driverless train technology are calling it as the “smart bus”.
The automated driverless train technology is about 30 metres long utilizing the electrical energy for its output of carrying about 300-500 passengers. The smart bus can run for up to 40kms after single charge of its battery. Hence the reliability on such renewable source of energy is what the world needs to overcome problems such as traffic congestion, population explosion and global warming. This is indeed a great initiative by the Chinese innovators to enhance the experience of travelling to your office or even travelling for leisurely activities. The smart bus runs on the rubber tires instead of the metallic rails. This in turn reduces the cost of maintenance and upkeep of this smart bus. As you are aware that with increasing population, there is reduction in the space for public transports and the city life has become tied up in the hustle and bustle of travelling. In such a hectic schedule, the availability of such a clean and efficient source of travelling can actually boost the efficiency of the citizens.
These driverless trains are also cost efficient. Generally the cost incurred by the government to construct a km of subway track would cost around Rs. 656 crore but with the introduction of the smart bus the cost would come around to be Rs. 12 crore. So don’t you think with low cost and high usage, it is sure to bring success for the basic infrastructure for the Chinese city of Zhuzhou.
With the improvement in the public transport, the efficiency of the population tends to improve and hence that of the entire community. Travelling is a hassle in the life of an individual as it is a routine affair and if the government initiatives can make this journey comfortable then that will ultimately benefit the city as more useful time will be spend in working for the benefit of the state.
So guys lets welcome this automated driverless technology and harbor the benefits for our future generations and spread it across all continents.