Germany’s Trains Will Soon Have Digital Cars with Game Consoles
Autonomous vehicles seem to disrupt the future of public transportation, with driverless cars and flying cars aiming to pave their way into the market. Germany’s state-owned railway company, however, took up the challenge against public transport, making it equally high-tech and modern.
Deutsche Bahn recently unveiled plans for a new train with a complete digitally-powered coach. The coach is designed to fascinate the commuters, by providing them amenities such as TVs and game consoles.
The company’s autonomous train—Ideenzug (Idea Train)—was also mapped to possess gym equipment and play area for kids. However, as reported by Süddeutsche Zeitung— German newspaper, the train may not be eligible to get through security regulations. This is likely due to the gym equipment integrated into the train. The company is thus, planning to stick to its plan of gamming consoles, doing away with the on-board gym.
The train is planning to offer swiveling seats to cater to those that are turned off by backward-facing seats, while it also claims to have a few seats with bulges on either sides for added privacy.
The company has shared a replica of its ‘idea train’, as reports on November 13, 2017 and reports that it envisions this project to have the potential of taking over self-driving cars.
Deutsche Bahn is not the first company to modify rail transport, as it is seen to be revolutionizing elsewhere as well. These modifications have extensively relied on green energy and faster journeys. For instance, India recently launched its solar-powered train, while Japan its high-speed bullet trains.
The new German project seems to provide more than just high-speed and energy- efficient railway transport. It accommodates the needs of the modern-day traveler, who on the journey from work to home can catch up on the fun activities and television series, as a means of recreation.
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