(Yicai Global) Oct. 27 -- China is developing driverless high-speed trains that could run on the Beijing-Zhangjiakou railway line under construction for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, China Railway Corp. Chief Engineer He Huawu said yesterday at Modern Railways Shanghai 2017.
Smart driverless high-speed trains have been on the agenda, and they will make travelling safer and more punctual, He said.
The autonomous China Railway High-speed (CRH) train is in the testing stage and operators are conducting its trial run along the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway, which awaits its debut for the 2022 Beijing-Zhangjiakou Olympic Winter Games and Beijing Paralympic Games, said He.
Beijing and Zhangjiakou will co-organize the 24th Olympic Winter Games, the country's third Olympic event following the Beijing Olympic Games and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The upcoming sporting competition will be Feb. 4, 2022 to Feb. 20, 2022.
Being more economical, efficient, sustainable, greener and safer are the keys to China's future railway development, He said.