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Twitter users were left in hysterics after discovering one of China's groundbreaking modes of transport: a 'trackless train.'
The vehicle can drive alongside other cars on the road; it doesn't require train tracks, and each carriage has the capacity to carry a hundred passengers. But there's one question on everyone's mind: Isn't it just a glorified bus?
The Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) was first put together in 2013 by Chinese rail maker CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. Four years later, it underwent experimental trials.
The train-tram-bus hybrid runs on rubber tires, travelling up to 70km/h and is powered by electricity. It measures around 30 metres in length with sensors that read the dimensions of the road. Comparable to Tesla features, the sensor system helps the driver stay in the lane with automatic warnings if it happens to drift.