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World-first smart metro station opens in GZ

Updated: 2019-09-12 Source:Radio Guangdong's English Service Author:verify

On September 9, in a world first, construction on the Guangzhou Knowledge City Demonstration Station of Guangzhou Metro Line 21 was officially completed. The smart station has ushered in a new era for metro construction and will be used as a demonstrative model for future metro construction projects. The technology used at the station will be rolled out across 147 stations in Guangzhou in the near future.


The smart station uses a self-developed intelligent metro platform based on the industrial Internet to equip the station with a “brain.” Biometrics, intelligent sensors, wireless communication, and laser detection, among other technologies, have been used to boost the station’s ability to collect big data and realize real-time monitoring of passenger flows, operation status, and safety.


Passengers at the station can experience high-tech ways of purchasing tickets, including via voice recognition. They can also register to make use of facial recognition technology to enter the station without even needing to take out their wallet or mobile phone. AI robots will also be on standby to answer queries from passengers.