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india's new 'driverless' metro train keeps driver for now




india's capital has launched a metro train with driverless technology, though it will operate with a driver for at least a year or two. the 12.6-kilometer (7.8-mile) magenta line started service monday between new delhi and the satellite city of noida, an it hub.the delhi metro company has said the ...



driverless metro crash a human error, experts say tech is a tested science




with prime minister narendra modi set to inaugurate delhi metro's magenta line, tuesday’s incident of a train crashing into a wall at kalindi kunj metro station has now raised concerns about the safety of driverless trains and its technology. the line will be the first one to have driverless metr...



driverless delhi metro's magenta line train crashes a week before launch




a metro train on a new line, to be inaugurated by prime minister narendra modi next week, hit a wall here on tuesday evening during trials as its brakes failed, a delhi metro official said. no one was injured. the incident, on the upcoming section between noida and kalkalji, occurred at 3.40 p.m. at...



dmrc suspends four officials after metro rams into wall in kalindi kunj




the delhi metro today suspended four officials, including the in-charge of the kalindi kunj depot, where an empty train crashed into a wall yesterday while being taken for washing.delhi metro rail corporation (dmrc) managing director mangu singh approved the orders of suspension based on an inquiry ...



pm modi to flag off delhi metro's magenta line today: what you should know




prime minister narendra modi on monday will inaugurate the magenta line of the delhi metro, which is expected to make commuting between south delhi and noida hassle-free. prime minister modi will reportedly address the gathering at the botanical garden metro station after taking a ride along the new...



prorail wants to start testing self-driving trains this year




photo: depositphotos.comrailway operator prorail is going ahead with plans to operate self-driving trains. the first tests will start at the end of this year, broadcaster nos reports.prorail is preparing an extensive programme which will eventually see driverless trains running on automatic pilot al...



waymo driverless taxis in pipeline as safety driver ditched




waymo is beginning completely driver-free testing of its autonomous cars, removing the safety human ahead of a new waymo driverless service launching. the company announced the move today, after more than eight years of trials on public roads. until now, those trials have always seen a backup driver...



automated automobile cattle avoidance




driverless cars are hitting the headlines across the globe but for the foreseeable future we will still have drivers. the pressure then is how might some of the safety features of driverless cars be incorporated into conventional vehicles? writing in the international journal of vehicle autonomous s...



lift-only station entrance planned for sydney's new $20 billion metro train line




until now they've mostly been limited to large overseas cities such as hong kong and barcelona. but sydney is about to join the ranks of cities sporting a lift-only entrance to a train station.among a raft of modifications to the second stage of the city's $20 billion-plus metro rail line, transport...



nine dead after explosion hits st. petersburg metro




russian officials confirmed that one explosion had taken place at the city's tekhnologicheskiy institut metro station at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time. initial reports suggested that a second device had exploded on a metro car at the sennaya ploshchad station. police later clarified that onl...



nine dead after explosion hits st. petersburg metro




russian officials confirmed that one explosion had taken place at the city's tekhnologicheskiy institut metro station at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time. initial reports suggested that a second device had exploded on a metro car at the sennaya ploshchad station. police later clarified that onl...



kochi metro heralds new era in indian public transport




amid much hype and hoopla, kerala on saturday got its first metro train service with the inauguration of the kochi metro by pm narendra modi. kochi became only the eighth city in india to have a metro service after kolkata, delhi-ncr, bengaluru, gurgaon, mumbai, jaipur and chennai. the phase which w...



kochi metro heralds new era in indian public transport




amid much hype and hoopla, kerala on saturday got its first metro train service with the inauguration of the kochi metro service by pm narendra modi. the kochi became only the eighth city in india to have metro service after kolkata, delhi ncr, bengaluru, gurgaon, mumbai, jaipur and chennai. the pha...



the problem with driverless cars isn't them




minor car accidents are not typically deemed newsworthy enough to warrant international coverage, but that's what happened last week when a small shuttle bus bumped into a delivery truck in las vegas.the key difference this time was that the bus had no driver. in a trial of self-driving vehicle tech...



woman's death at melbourne buck's party 'not suspicious', police say




the death of a woman after a buck's party in melbourne's cbd at the weekend is not being treated as suspicious, although police are yet to confirm exactly how she died.the woman, believed to be aged in her 20s or 30s, is yet to be identified after she was found dead in a shower at oaks on mar...



driverless car prank: man dresses in car seat costume




a man out to trick people on the road decided to go out with a bang this summer.a van that appeared to have no driver behind the wheel made headlines when people spread photos of the alarming sight spotted around in arlington, va. last week. the photos presented pretty persuasive evidence that there...



here’s how california plans to regulate driverless cars




enlarge/ an uber driverless ford fusion in pittsburgh in 2016. cars like this will soon be legal for commercial use in california.photo by jeff swensen/getty imagesshare this storycar and technology companies are now just a few years—possibly even a few months—away from launching commercial ser...



major traffic delays after train, truck collide




train services have resumed and bell street has reopened after a collision between and train and semi-trailer plunged the area into chaos.the train collided with the truck after it became stuck on the tracks at the bell street level crossing in coburg. firefighters, police and paramedics have bee...



community service for crane driver who caused fatal train crash




photo: depositphotosthe 23-year-old driver of the crane which caused a train to derail on a level crossing last year, killing the driver, has been sentenced to 100 hours community service for negligence.the man though he had 15 minutes to cross the track but in fact eight, nor four trains used the t...



man proposes to woman he met on frankston train




for most passengers, a ride on the frankston line is something they would prefer not to remember. for one young couple, it is a trip they will never forget."you certainly see plenty of things on the frankston line, but finding love on the frankston line is not something that comes to mind," says new...



community service for crane driver who caused fatal train crash




photo: depositphotosthe 23-year-old driver of the crane which caused a train to derail on a level crossing last year, killing the driver, has been sentenced to 100 hours community service for negligence.the man thought he had 15 minutes to cross the track but in fact eight, not four trains used the ...



metro rail policy to shape urban destiny




there is 390 km of metro rail operational in nine indian cities. a further 517 km is under construction. and another 595 km is being planned. as metro rail networks seek to transform more and more cities, issues connected with their orderly and sustainable growth have surfaced. that is why the gover...



why melbourne's train network melted down yet again




the train meltdown could not have come at a worse time - both for passengers, because  it happened on the cusp of peak hour, and for metro, because the andrews government is believed to be on the verge of announcing it will hand metro a seven-year contract extension.for political reasons, it might ...



lorry driver charged over poland train crash that left 18 hurt - salisbury journ




the driver of a lorry that was hit by a fast train at a railway crossing in poland has been charged with causing a traffic catastrophe. lidia sieradzka, from the prosecutor's office in opole, said the driver could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.start the conversation, or read more at sal...



japan pushes for b'luru-chennai high-speed rail




japan has reiterated its keenness to take up the high-speed train project between bengaluru and chennai.japan’s ambassador to india kenji hiramatsu, who met chief minister siddaramaiah on saturday, stated that japan was keen to expand the high-speed rail network in india.hiramatsu was in bengaluru...