Meto Progress…….Closer to reality!!
The Rail Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the first two Metro trains have been transported out of the factory to undergo driverless operation and climatic testing in various locations in Japan.
The first train underwent dynamic tests at a speed of up to 60km per hour as well as signalling tests for the purpose of driverless operation.
The tests conducted were functional dynamic test, automatic speed control, emergency braking and other safety-related tests. These were carried out at Mihara Test Track which is located near Hiroshima.
The second train was at Nippon Sharyo facilities, located in Nagoya, and went through climatic testing, which would determine the suitability of the train’s air-conditioning system to Dubai’s climatic conditions.
Following the completion of these tests, the two trains will go through final pre-shipment inspection.
Source: khaleej times