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Budapest’s driverless metro car receives final operating license

The newest metro line in Hungary’s capital, Metro 4, has been granted its final operating license by Hungaryʼs National Transport Authority, Hungarian news agency MTI reported today.

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Under the license, metro carriages are allowed to run driverless along the entire line, MTI added. The driverless operation has been in a test phase under the supervision of drivers prior to receiving the approval, earlier reports suggest.

The line was inaugurated in the spring of 2014, following eight years of construction, MTI said. The HUF 452.5 billion cost of the entire line was supported with a HUF 180 bln European Union grant, MTI reported.