China tests driverless monorail transit system

A driverless monorail transit system, the first developed in China, was tested in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The system, called “Yungui”, was developed by China’s new energy vehicle maker BYD and telecom giant Huawei.
Yungui trains keep safe distances from others, detect malfunctions, monitor passenger flow and use facial recognition, all automatically. Monorail trains run at a maximum speed of 80 km per hour. Compared with subways, the overground monorail system costs less and is less noisy.
The system is expected to be put into trial commercial operations in the second quarter of this year.

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