Today, people look to places like China for the latest in a number of technological advances in many areas. One of the areas is transportation. Wouldn’t it be great, if a bus acted more like a high speed train? Certainly, this would be great during a rush hour in a large metropolitan city. Rush hour traffic is a nightmare in large cities. A fast moving bus would ease the traffic considerably. Recently, a new vehicle developed by China’s CRRC Corporation, was released. The new trackless electric train does not require tracks to run, but operates on virtual tracks, like a bus.
The New Trackless Train
Is this a new advanced version of a city bus or a truly trackless train? Let’s look at a few of the statistics that are associated with this new vehicle produced by China’s CRRC Corporation. The trackless train is called the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit System. The ART travels at a speed of about 43 miles per hour through the country’s busy streets. In addition, the vehicle is able to hold about 300 passengers. Currently, the new mode of transportation is going through a testing phase in Zhuzhou in the Hunan Province. The interior of the vehicle looks very modern and sleek, sporting a white interior with red floors, and large picturesque windows. The exterior sports a very modern design too. Actually, it looks like the popular trams seen at some popular beach resorts.
Is There A Need For A Trackless Electric Train
Large cities are always in need of more transportation to get commuters from point A to point B. The new trackless electric train AKA bus, is simply a new more modern vehicle that the Chinese find less costly and more practical than other modes of transportation that is currently used in urban areas. During the testing phase, they are probably going to take a closer look at the vehicle and promote the assumed advantages. Hopefully, the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages.
As the technology of vehicles has changed over the years we have continued to move in the direction of electric cars. While driving them they give off no carbon emissions like a standard gasoline powered vehicle and if the electricity to charge it was produced renewable it carries next to no carbon footprint at all. One of the most notable electric car companies is the tech giant Tesla. They were the first company to mass produce an all electric car with a range similar to gasoline powered vehicles in their flagship Model S. The company is led by famed entrepreneur Elon Musk who is well known for his various other companies and theories such as Space X and the future colonization of Mars. Recently, the Tesla CEO has run into production issues because there is such a high demand for the all electric vehicles. To combat this issue, Musk is exploring the option of opening a manufacturing plant in China. It is estimated that the factory could be operational in as little as three years from now but Musk is famous for over promising on timelines so this time table must be taken with a grain of salt. The idea behind this is that he can lower the cost of manufacturing the three available models of Tesla’s so that he can then pass those savings on to the consumer and attract a larger portion of the population who may be convinced to make the switch to an all electric vehicle if the price tag were lower. This manufacturing facility in China would also allow Tesla to gain better and more direct access to Asian markets. Many countries in Asia have recently agreed to lower their carbon emissions to help combat climate change and technologies like the electric vehicles of Tesla are the perfect way to get this done. Governments have the option of providing tax rebates on electric vehicles to even further entice consumers to purchase electric vehicles. As electric car manufacturers like Tesla and many up and coming companies in the industry we will begin to see the price of electric vehicles fall and their quality rise. With more outlets to manufacture comes savings to the consumer that will ultimately lead to more purchases of electric cars and thus a greener future for future generations to enjoy.