THEN AND NOW IN TRANSPORTATION CONCEPTS

BECAUSE THE RAPID PROLIFERATION OF THE AUTOMOBILE WILL PRODUCE AN IMPASSE IN OUR PERSONAL MOBILITY, MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS WILL HAVE TO BE ADOPTED AGAIN. THE UNTRIED OR POTENTIALLY SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM CONCEPTS OF YESTERYEAR, WITH THE TREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT OF MATERIALS FOR ENGINEERING, CAN LEAD TO A RESURGENCE OF INNOVATION THAT WAS NOT AVAILABLE TO THOSE LEADERS OF REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT OF THE 19TH CENTURY. MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS BASED ON THE OLD TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDE (1) THE TURBOTRAIN, (2) THE BUDD ELECTRIC CAR, (3) MONORAIL SYSTEMS, AND (4) THE SKYBUS. OTHER SYSTEMS, BASED ON REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDE (1) THE AIR-CUSHION SUPPORTED AEROTRAIN, (2) A GRAVITY- ATMOSPHERIC COMBINATION, (3) AN ATMOSPHERIC-VACUMATIC TYPE, (4) LINEAR INDUCTION MOTORS, AND (5) FOA'S ELECTRICAL ENGINE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 2, No 2, PP 303-323, 25 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Murray, J J
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

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  • Accession Number: 00241002
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  • Created Date: Jul 29 1994 12:00AM