Mixed Systems

Typically automated transportation systems only allow for one kind of system to be used on the same infrastructure. The great flexibility of 2getthere’s technology ensures different modes of transportation can be applied on the same network. The result is that PRT (taxi), GRT (mini bus) and FRT (freight) could operate together – basically offering an automated version of the current streetscape.

The most important aspect of combining different modes on the network is ensuring their characteristics are similar. With similar driving characteristics (top speed, acceleration and deceleration) the complexity in control is greatly reduced.

In such network the most crucial aspect is the design of stations and the associated wayfinding, ensuring the system remains intuitive to use for passengers. The network infrastructure should be designed such that the widest vehicles are accommodated where required – note that this might not be everywhere and that certain routes might be restricted to PRT only.

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