Autonomous Vehicle Types
2getthere realizes automated transit applications for Smart Cities, by applying autonomous vehicles. The applications range from Automated People Movers to Shared Autonomous Vehicles and are on over 30 years of experience. Smart cities benefit from the reduction of car traffic, congestion and the environmentally friendly character, while developers maximize land value and reduce space wasted for non-value added activities by optimizing land usage. Pilot projects were realized at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (1997) and business park Rivium (1999). The first permanent PRT system, at Masdar City (Abu Dhabi) opened to the general public on November 28th 2010.
Personal Rapid Transit
2getthere’s PRT vehicle accommodates a 6-person family (4 adults, 2 children) with additional space for either a wheelchair or luggage. It combines the desirable aspects of the car (private travel at any time) with the social advantages of public transport (no congestion and parking issues).2getthere’s PRT vehicles can be realized at grade, but also elevated, embedded in buildings or underground. The system can be configured to provide direct connections, on-demand operations and personal transportation, but ride sharing (single origin, multiple destinations) and scheduled operations (to optimize capacity) can also be implemented.
Group Rapid Transit
2getthere’s GRT system features automated mini-buses (ParkShuttles) and the supervisory system TOMS. The ParkShuttle vehicle accommodates 18 (12 seated, 6 standing) to 24 passengers (8 seated, 16 standing) and allows for easy wheelchair access. The guide way is typically constructed at grade, allowing for at grade crossings. 2getthere’s Group Rapid Transit system can accommodate up to 8,000 passengers phpd at full capacity. With the theoretical capacity based on a headway of 10 seconds and a vehicle occupancy of 20 passengers, a capacity of 5,000 people per hour is realistically achieved. A system can be economically viable from 1,500 pax/day.