If you've ever been on the London Underground, you know that, no matter what time of day it is, it's always crowded.
So in an effort to ease the commuting pain, Transport for London's developing 250 faster, self-driving trains to run on some of the Tube's busiest routes; namely, the Bakerloo, Central, Piccadilly, and Waterloo & City lines. Yep, you read correctly: these trains are gonna drive themselves.
By adding more automated trains and implementing a "modern signaling system", transit authorities hope to provide speedier, more regular service and increase capacity by up to 60 percent -- an aggressive goal considering that trains already arrive every 1-2 minutes!! (TfL, we like your gumption.)
At the same time, the new car design will help streamline the flow of passengers on board.