As a universal system for local public transport a modular building block approach is proposed with comparatively few components for the cell, the axles, and the propulsion system. This can be used to build vehicles for road transport, track-bound transport, and dual mode vehicles. The advantages of this universal system are: (a) advantages for the passenger: less frequent changing, better connection between starting point and destination, faster travelling, greater travelling comfort. (b) advantages for the operator: freedom to choose routes, reduction in the cost for those parts of the transport network where a separate lane is necessary, uniform means of transport for all transport modes, smaller range of stock items necessary, easier maintenance, simplified training. (C) advantages for society: lower cost for infrastructure, lower initial outlay for transport facilities, and operation, easy adjustment to changing transport requirements, free choice between track-bound transport, transport not confined to tracks, and dual mode transport. Possible to extend to fully automatic operation without driver. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation Intl Soc Ing Techniques de l'Automobile

    5 Avenue Friedland
    Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Foerster, H H
  • Publication Date: 0


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM