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December 2019 saw a new kind of vehicle enter service at Hong Kong International Airport – an “Autonomous Electric Tractor”. Airport Authority Hong Kong photo The tractor was developed by Beijing-based autonomous driving technology startup Uisee Technology, and is used […]
For trains on the Disneyland Resort Line the task is pretty simple – shuttle between Sunny Bay and Hong Kong Disneyland all day, with nobody in the driving cab, and the onboard computer doing all of the hard work. But on very rare occasions, they can be seen elsewhere in Hong Kong.
Yesterday’s post introduced you to the Hong Kong International Airport Automated People Mover – but I didn’t talk about the rolling stock, so here we go.
In Hong Kong the city isn’t the only place where you find trains: if you head down to the basement of the airport you will find yet another rail network. Officially known as the “Hong Kong International Airport Automated People Mover“, it has four stations on a 3.8 kilometre long route underneath the airport terminals, with a fleet of trains all operating without drivers. How do they do it? Read on…
The Disneyland Resort Line is a 3.4 km long branch railway that connects Hong Kong Disneyland to the rest of the MTR network. Unlike the rest of the MTR, the Disneyland Resort Line is the one to operate without a driver: even the door operation is automatic. So what else is different about it?