Innovation in Systems

Personal Overhead Rapid Transit

2013-01-09

In the future everyone wants to drive comfortably. Presently there are already about 900 million cars worldwide, and the earth cannot sustain an additional 2 to 3 billion cars. Here, only a change of system will solve the problems. The technology is already there. Driverless fully automated transport systems such as PRT (Personal Rapid Transport, also called Podcar) have many advantages in comparison to the car. However, the existing designs have a number of disadvantages, e.g. they fail at bypassing blocked tracks especially when blockages last for a long time, and the passengers cannot get off. Also the stops are far away from each other. These problems are solved by the transport system "Personal Overhead Rapid Transit, PORT".

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