In Germany, began testing the first unmanned tram

It seems that Germany thought seriously about becoming one of the first countries in which the transport sector in introducing advanced technology. More recently, we wrote to you about the fact that the first self-guided tram was released in Germany launched a train that runs on hydrogen fuel, and today it was announced that due to the Siemens Mobility and passenger transport operator ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam collaboration company, on the road of the German town of Potsdam.

In Germany, began testing the first unmanned tram

Moreover, in this case, it is noteworthy that self-guided tram is being tested in real conditions of urban traffic, not on a special testing ground. Unmanned tram Combino is based on the car, which set several lidar, camera and radar. With these devices the tram may be three-dimensional map of the surrounding space, to monitor the movement of vehicles and pedestrians, guided on road signs and traffic directions. Also tram easily detects stopping complexes himself embark and disembark passengers. Route length of the test is 6 kilometers and at this point for a safety net in the tram cabin is motorman. But a few days of testing any emergency situation did not happen, and human intervention is not required. In case of successful test, the number of unmanned tram on the streets of Germany could grow, because according to the calculations of some experts, the use of self-trams will reduce maintenance costs, reduce the interval between the arrival of trams and reduce the number of accidents on the roads.

In Germany, began testing the first unmanned tram

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