A Singapore train has been automated to shade the windows when it crosses residential blocks as part of yet another effort to make urban life easier. Users are appreciating the new feature as they upload a video of the train on social media channels.
The discomfort caused by noise and lighting in the vicinity of train stations at night has been resolved by the futuristic-looking train.
According to the Land Transport Authority, a website run by a Singaporean government organization, the train is Singapore’s Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT), widely known as Singapore’s first light rail.
The SGTrains (Singapore Trains) website said, “The smart misting glass windows of these trains are well-known across the Internet, with netizens interested in this unique feature to safeguard the privacy of residents living near the LRT line.”
SGTrains declared: “These trains run on a dedicated elevated guideway that is free of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. These APM trains use rubber tyres instead of the metal wheels found on Medium Rail Transit trains, making them quieter while in operation.”
Internet users praised the programme and remarked how it safeguards individuals’ privacy and aids in inhabitants’ ability to get a good night’s sleep.