China launches 'the world's first smart high-speed railway' that cost £6billion to build with DRIVERLESS trains, 5G signals and wireless charging in preparation for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
China has introduced its first 'smart' high-speed trains to connect Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the two host cities of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The carriages are equipped with an automated driving system, 5G signals, intelligent lighting as well as wireless charging docks, and can travel at a top speed of 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour.
The £6billion project is the first 'smart' high-speed railway in the world, a Chinese expert has claimed.
Covering 174 kilometres (108 miles) with 10 stops, the Jing-Zhang High-speed Railway officially entered service yesterday after four years of construction.
Self-driving Fuxing bullet trains, whose name means 'rejuvenation', currently operate on the rail line, which is a vital part of China's expanding high-speed transport network, according to China State Railway Group.
The trains are guided by the nation's domestically developed global satellite navigation system Beidou. The £7billion ($9billion) project will be complete next year and has been designed to rival and eventually replace the US-developed Global Positioning System (GPS).
'The Jing-Zhang High-speed Railway has realised the missions of "smart" construction, "smart" equipment and "smart" operation, and made the history of the global "smart" railway,' Li Hongxia, a senior engineer at China Railway Engineering Design and Consulting Group, told Technology Daily.
Li regarded the completion of the line a milestone in the country's rail history.
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sb4100, mk, United Kingdom, 20 hours ago
Puts British railways to shame.
TrueVoiceofReason2, JustB, United Kingdom, 20 hours ago
4 years to build. 6B Pound to build. 108 mile long construction. HS2 not yet built, 52B pound estimated cost.
Brigadier, Manchester., United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
108 Miles long and cost 6 billion. HS2 London to Birmingham, roughly 120 miles long is expected to cost 56 billion, (rising to anybody`s guess how much the final bill will be) and has already cost MORE than 6 billion before it`s even begun being built. Incompetence ?, Waste ?, or something more suspect ?.
B Buchanan, manchester, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
good for China, they don't have a bunch of incompetents running the show and are firing ahead with big plans and building a great country.
fidolphin, Stafford, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
This is what we need in the UK. Forward thinking and new technologies. Not HS2, which will probably be obsolete if it is ever actually built.
audimerc, manchester, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Never going to happen in the UK. The Rail Unions must be bricking it as they will no longer have jobs. Bring on driverless trains.
Bikerfrank, Winchester , United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
If they can have self driving high speed trains why do our trains need guards and a driver?
Tigressor, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago
And we still send aid money?
metal monkey, Weybridge , United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
They are progressing...we are turning into a t h I r d w o r l d du.mp.
xoldhamer, swansea, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago
How come they can do it for J6billion and HS2 will cost J88billion?
alsocurious, copenhagen, Denmark, 15 hours ago
All typical Anglo comments. Then I'll say it - congratulations C hina - well done.
jamesmith, London, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Genuinely impressive how fast and cheap china can build hight quality infrastructure.
thechubster, Edison, United States, 19 hours ago
The americans will soon be accusing China of copying american technology. Oh, wait, Amtrak is not a high-speed rail system?
Laowantong, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Meanwhile HS2 is going ahead at well over 10 times the cost using what will be out of date technology if and when it is ever finished
Sally a, London, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Why are we still giving aid to this already rich country...
Dan, Bristol, 19 hours ago
No doubt subsidised by the millions we send to them. Along with their space programme and increasingly modernised military defence (and attack) inventory.
pernicketypat, Dundee, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
Our country is going backwards
DV00, MarlboroughR, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
So China builds a railway that costs 6 billion. We are building a railway that will cost over 100 billion. ???????
中国花60亿英镑修建了一条高铁。而我们正在修建的一条铁路耗资超过1000亿英镑? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Spiny Norman, The Land of Wind and Ghosts, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
We have driverless trains in the UK - when they're on strike!
Sailingdom1, London, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Could we get them to build hs2 at 5% of it's current projected budget.
Middlinggoose, Lincoln, United Kingdom, 20 hours ago
And still we send them 'Aid'! Ludicrous