Date: 8 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

The future is close: Germans start the first pilotless tram

Unique transport will be tested on a tram branch in Germany
the German concern Siemens working in the field of electrical equipment, electronics, the power, medical equipment, transport and also lighting engineering, together with the operator of passenger transport the VIP of Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam will carry out tests of the pilotless tram.

As reports the Railway Technology edition, trial arrivals of unique city transport and also his check and debugging will take place in use in the city of Potsdam.

the Pilotless tram is created on the basis of structure of Combino. Transport is equipped a complex of radars, lidar and cameras - as self-driving cars. He will be able to distinguish signals of traffic lights, to stop at the necessary stops and to wait until all passengers enter the tram.

As is reported, tests of new transport will take place at the end of September within the InnoTrans 2018 exhibition. Extent of a route will be 6 km. "Thanks to intellectual development of trains and infrastructures we can guarantee availability and increase safety at local and distant trips", - heads of the companies have emphasized in a joint statement. We will note that to trust electronic "brains" of self-driving cars for the present early - vehicles continually get into accident.

the Self-driving car from the Apple company hasn't managed to go on broad sale yet, and has already had the first serious accident. Have told about it in motor transportation management of the American State of California.

the Lexus brand Car on which Apple carries out tests of the system of the autopilot passed the next tests on the road and had to replace a lane, however other car crashed into this moment in him. As a result of collision both cars have sustained damage, however people haven't suffered.

Is known that at the time of collision the pilotless car of Apple moved with a speed about 1,5 km/h, and other car - about 24 km/h.

in vehicle fleet of Apple is At present about 50 cars on which the company tests the system of the autopilot. At the same time during tests driving cars are obliged there are drivers in case the computer to make a mistake and management will get out of his hand.

the Incident has occurred on February 5 in the Region of Los-Feliz in Los Angeles. According to witnesses of incident, the 54-year-old actor was absolutely quiet, exchanging insurance information with two other drivers. He has also captured all damages of cars on the camera.

Fortunately, none of participants of the road accident have suffered. Cars have also not suffered strongly because all three cars have successfully parted after road accident.

Besides, the electric vehicle of Tesla in the mode of the autopilot has brought down the police officer in the American Phoenix when that rode the motorcycle. just small blow was

"It even, - the police sergeant of Phoenix, the sergeant Alan Pfol says. - If it hasn't been connected with an ofitsa



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