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India's New 'driverless' Metro Train Keeps Driver for Now

Monday, 25 December 2017 04:38 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital has launched a metro train with driverless technology, though it will operate with a driver for at least a year or two.

The 12.6-kilometer (7.8-mile) Magenta Line started service Monday between New Delhi and the satellite city of Noida, an IT hub.

The Delhi Metro company has said the highly automated train will run initially with a driver but could be driverless in the future.

One of the trains crashed through a wall at a depot last week, sparking concern about the automation technology. However, Delhi Metro said human error was the cause.

The Magenta Line is the latest addition to the Delhi Metro system, which opened 15 years ago and covers more than 200 kilometers (125 miles).

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India's capital has launched a metro train with driverless technology, though it will operate with a driver for at least a year or two.The 12.6-kilometer (7.8-mile) Magenta Line started service Monday between New Delhi and the satellite city of Noida, an IT hub.The Delhi...
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