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China Launches ₦2.9trillion Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway With Driverless Trains, 5G Signals and Wireless Charging

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China has launched its ₦2.9trillion Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway with driverless trains, 5G signals and wireless charging.

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China has launched its £6 billion Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway that connects two host cities of the 2022 Winter Olympics. It was officially opened to service last week after four years of construction.





The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway is the world’s first automated high speed railway. It is also the world’s fastest driverless train with a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour.

 

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The 174 kilometres (108 miles) line between Beijing and Zhangjiakou has 10 stations between the two host cities. The rail line features advanced technologies such as autopilot and auto-dispatching systems. The self-driving system enables the high-speed trains to automatically start and run between stations.

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The G8811 high-speed train features automated driving system, 5G signals, as well as wireless charging docks.





With a top speed of 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour, the high-speed trains will reduce the travel time between Beijing and Zhangjiakou from over three hours to 47 minutes.

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Commenting on the new High-speed railway, Chief engineer of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway Line, said:

“The rail line showcases smart rail technologies such as autonomous driving, 5G-enabled services, on-board Wi-Fi and e-ticket services, setting an example for the future development of China’s railway and it could be key features for the nation’s high-speed rail diplomacy,”

China currently rank first in the world in terms lengths of railroad lines in service. It has exceeded 139,000 km, including 35,000 km of high-speed rail.





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