Nanjing Metro (China) has chosen Alstom to supply traction systems and train control and monitoring system for the 318 metro cars that will operate on the city’s metro line 7. It is Nanjing’s first driverless metro line. Alstom will also provide technical support. In total, the contract is worth almost 50 million euros (56 million USD).
On the 17th September 2018 the World Economic Forum made the prediction that “Machines will do more tasks than Humans by 2025…”. According to this report, within the next 6 years, 52% of all working hours will be done by robots. As a result, productivity in the affected industries has the potential to increase significantly.
The Atlas European Railways Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 train control system from French rail transport company Alstom has begun commercial service on the Valladolid-León high-speed line in the north of Spain.