The Chinese rail transit firm CRRC has developed driverless train or smart bus that can run without tracks. The vehicle is about 30 meters long and comes with sensors that can read the dimensions of roads and plan its own route.
The smart bus or the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART), was developed by the research arm of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., which produces key parts for China’s high-speed railway, a news agency reported. The vehicle, with three can carry upto 300 people while a five-carriage bus can carry upto 500 passengers. It costs around 400 to 700 million yuan (58 to 102 million U.S. dollars) to build a kilometer of metro; its operations will start in 2018. official sources informed.