The genesis of Automated Highway Systems (AHS) and Magnetic Levitation (Maglev), the two concepts upon which the proposed Hybrid Personal Maglev (HPM) System promulgated in this paper depend, began over half a century ago. Consider the former: A fantastic vision of the automobile's future, cars that drove themselves while their drivers relaxed, was introduced to the public in the General Motors Pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair. With respect to the latter: In 1966 Drs. Powell and Danby invented and patented the application of magnetic levitation to ultra high speed transportation. Since those events, only in recent years have modest efforts, both here and abroad, been focused on achieving the promises of AHS and Maglev. This research is unique in that HPM represents the means of realizing both these visions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Drew, D R
    • Transi, A A
    • Lee, Seung-Hi
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 323-327

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  • Accession Number: 00716675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 26 1996 12:00AM