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Urban populations are set to keep booming, exacerbating these two issues. The widespread deployment of new technologies, such as electric and autonomous vehicles, are set to tackle these challenges, reducing the pressure on roads and our environmental footprint. However, improving public transport is also vital to help people move around cities more quickly, efficiently and sustainably.
Urban mobility is a particular issue in Milan, where it is estimated that people can lose up to 25 minutes a day as a result of transport-related issues. Enter the driverless metro! Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy’s driverless metro for the new M5 line will help people to zip around Milan more quickly and efficiently – for example, it will be possible to transport between 15,000 and 18,000 people per hour, per direction! In fact, it’s so good it’s predicted that the new M5 line will lead to 15 million annual users shifting from private cars to the metro, resulting in significantly lower carbon emissions.