China rail-less train, ART to start functioning by next year

The ART vehicle is equipped with sensors; it can adjust traction, brake and steer automatically. It is also equipped with cutting-edge technologies including autopilot, permanent magnet traction control and a super-capacitor.

China launches ART
China launches ART/ Photo credit: crrcgc
China has manufactured the World’s first rail-less train for urban transportation, called the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART).

According to Eureporter, the ART train was produced by CRRC Zhuzhou Institute co Ltd, with the aim of easing pressure on public transport in smaller cities, reducing infrastructure and operating costs as well as improving route arrangements.

The first three ART vehicles will start operating by next year.

After the first test run in Zhuzhou, Central China’s Hunan Province, it was discovered that the electric powered vehicle runs at a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour on a virtual track. The vehicle is powered by electricity and can travel up to 25 kilometers after charging for 10 minutes and 40 kilometers when fully charged.

Again, it was noted that the 30 meters ART train operates in flexible manner. It has the capacity of carrying 300 passengers in a 3-carriage unit and 500 passengers in 5-carriage unit.

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The ART vehicle is equipped with sensors; it can adjust traction, brake and steer automatically. It is also equipped with cutting-edge technologies including autopilot, permanent magnet traction control and a super-capacitor.

Apart from other advantages of ART over other vehicles, steel wheels are replaced with rubber tires on the rail-less train.

The articulated electrical vehicle runs along regular asphalt roads, since it uses rubber tires to move.

The world’s first rail-less train was first unveiled in Zhuzhou, Central China’s Hunan province on 2 June 2017.

China has been wonderfully creative over the years, with the aim of making life easy for every body in the world.

 

 

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