Flexible and Intelligent Tram

One of the new public transportation systems, which was named the Bimodal tram, is driven by electric power and guided by an automated system on the track with magnets inserted into the ground. Its power source is obtained from an engine generator or fuel cell system. It is designed to provide railway service without rails and overhead wires. The bimodal tram is currently powered by a hybrid system of a CNG engine generator and a lithium battery for practical use, but will be reshuffled with a fuel cell to realize zero emissions. The automated guidance system enables its precise docking to the station at the distance of five centimeters so that passengers in a wheelchair or with a stroller can have easy access without any barriers. The body shells and floor panels are made of composite materials. The bimodal tram project is performed along with its infrastructure project to secure safety through monitoring the whole system and communicating with each other in real time. The cutting edge technologies embedded into the tram allow it to provide flexible service and a comfortable ride with intelligent operation of the system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 

    ITS America

    1100 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC  United States  20036


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    Brussels,   Belgium  B-1050
  • Authors:
    • Chang, Seky
    • Lee, Kang Won
    • Kim, Yeon-Su
    • Mok, Jai-kyun
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2010


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: 17th ITS World Congress, Busan, 2010: Proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01368201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2012 7:58PM