Mass transport, automated for people

Cities and urban local bodies across the world are looking for efficient mass transit systems that can run constantly with minimum human intervention


Pranjal Sharma
It would have been impossible to imagine, but New Delhi now has the world’s fourth largest automated train network. Driverless suburban trains of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have become a common sight. The DMRC is aiming for over 160 kilometres of driverless train operation in the next few months. 

Globally, automated transportation systems are gaining traction. Several categories of such systems are visible, being expanded or under consideration in various countries. These include automated bus systems, robotic taxis, automated airport shuttles and in the future pilotless flights. 

Car rental company Sixt will launch robotic taxis in Munich soon. The technology
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First Published: Nov 28 2021 | 10:21 PM IST

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