Fully automated train starts trials in German city

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A fully automated local train that can operate without a driver has begun trials in Germany’s northern city of Hamburg with the goal of making trains more frequent and more punctual. During the testing phase, a driver is set to remain on board to supervise the journey with passengers, but shunting operations and turn-arounds in stations are carried out automatically without personnel. The project from state-owned rail company Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens Mobility was unveiled on Monday to mark the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITS) taking place in the city. During the congres…

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