One of the most exciting new transportation technologies may revolutionize public transport in many US cities. Through the use of personal transportation systems (PTS), it will be possible to reduce transportation times, promote a green environment and reduce transportation costs.
PTS combine the convenience of traditional vehicles with the safety and reduced operating costs of public transportation. In addition, PTS can be incorporated into existing subway infrastructure.
With PTS, an individual can purchase a ride on a rail-powered personas transportation vehicle. Like a subway train, this vehicle will operate through the use of an electrified rail or overhead line. However, each vehicle will be designed to hold only two to four passengers. After entering a PTS vehicle, an individual can input his or her destination. Based on distance and time of day, an individual will be presented with a rate. The PTS vehicle will automatically travel to the next destination. Through the use of guidance technology and network automation, it’s possible to have thousands of vehicles operating in a shared rail environment.
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