The next time you travel to London and hop on the Tube, there's a chance that there won't be a driver on board.
Welcome to the future everyone, there are now trains that can drive themselves, and they'll be appearing on the Tube lines in the near future. According to engadget, Transport for London and design studio PriestmanGoode have come up with the design of the 250 new trains that will be on some of the busies lines in the English capital by 2022, and they look like something out of a sci-fi movie.
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Instead of being made up of carriages, it will instead be one long train, and will have a number of new features from air cooling devices to video ads instead of the usual paper ones. They will also be wider, as will the doors, which means both that they can carry more passengers (around a minimum of 25% during rush hour) and that they will be easier to get on and off in a hurry too.
When the trains first enter service, there will be an operator on board, but as the video explains, they're going to be around for a long time and so will be capable of working fully automatically, which means that at some stage we'll all be robots riding around on a robotic train that controls are mind as we toil away mining bitcoins from underground data centres...right?