THE DESIGN OF A STEAM POWERED PARATRANSIT VEHICLE

The design of a new concept in urban transportation, the steam powered paratransit vehicle (PTV), is described. The vehicle incorporates the following features: an external combustion engine (ECE) power system, a unique aluminum chassis and body structure whose primary elements are bonded honeycomb sandwich panels, an automatic passenger door and loading ramp system capable of accommodating a wheel chair seated passenger without assistance, a roof- mounted condenser system, an all-independent suspension system incorporating torsion bar springs and self-leveling shock absorbers, and a near-center driver's station isolated from passengers by a bullet resistant partition. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #75-0736
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1981 12:00AM