KRRI successfully conducted a 15km/h test
run of the rubber-tired AGT(Automatic Guideway Transit) prototype vehicle on
July 23 on test track. The 2.26km long line had been constructed in Kyongsang, lang=EN-US>North Kyongsang province. To be
operated unmanned when completed though, the vehicle needed a driver at this
stage and electricity came on from the third rail (DC 750V) for the move.
Funded by the Ministry of Construction and
Transportation, the LRT vehicle operation bears significant meaning in that
KRRI organized the overall project with its own technology to put the operation
into practice for the first time in lang=EN-US>Korea.
The test run was an essential procedure in the course of verifying interface
specifications between the vehicle system and electricity supply system, and
between the vehicle system and guide rail, the third rail, and track.
mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">The developed LRT vehicle is expected to speed up to
60km/h later on, manned and or unmanned through the process of alterations for