CRRC has announced that its first hydrogen-powered ‘autonomous rail rapid transit’ (ART) bus has commenced operation in Malaysia.
CRRC’s ART vehicles use LiDAR sensors and ‘virtual rail following control’ technology to travel on a pre-defined trajectory. By combining features from buses and trams, CRRC thus aims to offer a convenient public transport option.
The manufacturer will now conduct a three-month trial of its first hydrogen-powered ART in Sarawak, Malaysia. This also marks the first time that an ART vehcile has launched in Malaysia.
By using hydrogen power, the vehicle will have a longer range and enhanced environmental credentials. Meanwhile, it will be able to transport a greater number of people without requiring the same high-cost of a light rail system.
ART vehicles currently operate in a semi-automated mode that requires the driver to perform tasks such as accelerating and braking.
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