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France wants to be in 2023 autonomous high-speed trains let it ride

France wants to be in 2023 autonomous high-speed trains let it ride

The SNCF, the French national rail company, wants to be in 2023 autonomous high-speed trains to drive on.

The SNCF is to begin in 2019, with the testing of a prototype of the so-called drone train, reports FranceInfo. The new train get sensors with which the obstacles can recognize and automatically brakes when needed.

The TGV would be remotely controlled can be, although in the beginning there still drivers and conductors on board for emergencies.

The purpose of the drone-train to the TGV faster and more often to let it ride. According to the SNCF, the autonomous train 25 percent more to travel between Paris and Lyon. Turns out the project is successful, then the railroad company, according to SNCF president Guillaume Pepy the first use of autonomous high-speed trains.

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