Automation express

Singapore is living up to its high-tech reputation through deployment of the world’s most advanced automated subway system

The author examines a planned mass rapid transit (MRT) system for Singapore. The author explains that the project team's challenge in executing this US$3.9 billion network of fully automated, high-speed driverless trains, a project initially announced in the 1990s and planned for completion by 2010, is identifying the risks involved and streamlining--into manageable chunks--the project's seven phases and the team's responsibilities.
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