Trains without drivers will appear on the Yamanote Circle Line
Driverless trains will appear on the Yamanote Circle Line in Tokyo in October.
It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.
There has long been an automated Yurikamome line in the Japanese capital, but now they want to entrust artificial intelligence with the most popular route in a city with gigantic crowds of passengers.
The idea will be tested for two months, and if everything goes well, then by 2028 Yamanote will completely switch to the new system. The reasons are clear: the population in the country is aging, there are not enough workers, so they will be replaced by automation where possible.
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