Theme I    Individual rail transport

Contents of this page:


1. Photos from models

2. statistics on passenger transport today (use of means of transport).
3. system overview
4. summary on magnetic hover cars
5. the requirements for individual transport
6. a small brochure as an overview of individual rail traffic
7. the existing technology of the system (lift technology)
8. simple videos, with the details of the techniques and the system
9. the system can be implemented independently in small towns or districts
10. examples of the different solutions for this rail system
11. barrier-free small stops
12. worldwide tender for the individual climate-neutral mobility of the future
13. possible ecological materials for the construction of the rail system
14. examples of individual transport today and tomorrow
15. financing and timetable

16. Economic costs of road accidents 2005 - 2022, from Germany
17. provision of public barrier-free toilet facilities 7*24

18. Exmaples of other companies with similar solutions

 


1. Photos from models

Two-lane road with an access road to a private or commercial building with a car stop or multi-storey car park.

Model of a double stop



2. Statistics on passenger transport today (use of means of transport).

The magnetic hover cars can manage to pick up individual traffic if we want them to.

This statistic clearly shows the problem area. The public transport systems are hardly capable of accommodating these 45 billion km, let alone of adequate quality.



3. The system overview

 

Even the first completed kilometre with these rails allows all vehicles here, including our current vehicles, to drive climate-neutrally.

1 km of rails plus corresponding lifts.

 


4. Summary on magnetic hover cars

Introduction

 

We present an innovative concept to promote sustainable and climate-neutral mobility in urban areas through the use of magnetic hover cars. The idea is aimed at revolutionising individual transport and creating an environmentally friendly future.

 

Climate change challenges and mobility

 

The current challenges of climate change require a drastic change in our approach to mobility, as the transport sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, we use cars for 85% of our journeys, totalling 45 billion kilometres. In contrast, we use public transport only 16% for a total of 8.4 billion kilometres. It is obvious that it is unrealistic to divert the entire 85% to public transport. Meeting these challenges requires a reorientation of our way of thinking as well as the increased use of innovative technologies to find sustainable solutions.

 

The concept of magnetic hover cars

 

The proposed solution is based on the use of magnetic levitation technology, where vehicles, both public and private, hover at a height of about 4 metres over specially designed routes. This technology allows for smooth traffic flow, minimises floor space requirements and significantly reduces energy consumption.

 

Advantages of magnetic hover cars

 

The advantages of this technology are many. First, it significantly reduces the space required for traffic as the vehicles hover in the air. This creates space for more green areas, pedestrian zones and cycle paths, resulting in a more liveable environment.

 

Secondly, the use of electric propulsion in these hover cars is an integral part of the concept. By using renewable energy as a power source, there are no emissions on site, which makes a significant contribution to reducing the carbon footprint.

 

Thirdly, the increased mobility in the third dimension enables faster and more efficient movement within the city. This leads to less congestion and time savings for all citizens.

 

Implementation and cooperation

 

Implementing this visionary concept requires investment in research, infrastructure and collaboration between government, scientists, industry and the community. Only through joint efforts can we develop and optimise this technology and make it accessible to everyone.

 

Conclusion

 

It is within our power as a society to shape a sustainable future. By collaborating and implementing innovative ideas like magnetic hover cars, we can create carbon neutral mobility for our cities. Let's work together on this visionary dream and create an environmentally friendly future.

 


5. The requirements for future individual transport

  •     your own car,
  •     public cars,
  •     comfort in the car,
  •     Long service life
  •     always available,
  •     worldwide solution, it can be used in all countries,
  •     without changing from your front door to your destination,
  •     quickly,
  •     without traffic jams,
  •     climate-neutral, without noise, without exhaust fumes, without fine dust,
  •     many cycle paths,
  •     good footpaths,
  •     green streets,
  •     liveable and playable streets,
  •     no parked cars on the streets,
  •     much fewer Vision Zero accidents,
  •     no parking,
  •     no refuelling, no charging,
  •     no traffic lights,
  •     accessible cars and stops,
  •     autonomous driving,
  •     individual construction, street by street and extensions.


6. A small brochure as an overview of the rail individual traffic

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Revolution in transport or the next generation of individual mobility
It is possible, a climate-neutral traffic with our current vehicles, more comfortable, accident-free, car-free roads, faster, without a driver's license.
The new infrastructure is economical and is a quantum leap for individual transport.
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7. The existing technology of the system (Elevator technology)

Click here for the videos of the lift company whose technology is the basis for this idea. The video shows the details of the rails, the turntable and the coupling piece between rail and cabin.

 

TK Aufzüge GmbH, Bernhäuser Straße 45, 73765 Neuhausen a.d.F., Germany



8. Simple videos, with the details of the techniques and the system



9. The system can be implemented independently in  town or districts

 

A fast paternoster lift for the transfer of vehicles from the road to the rail system at the entrance or exit of the town. The time for the transfer corresponds to approximately one traffic light phase.

 

The previous roadway below remains free for pedestrian and bicycle traffic and residents, as a habitable street. 

 

 

 

All vehicles now travel through or into the town in a climate-neutral manner. The bus stops can be built according to the wishes. 

 

This district is now completely climate-neutral and has habitable streets.



10. Examples of the different solutions for this system


11. The barrier-free small stops

The requirement:
1. entry or exit at the bottom of the street, barrier-free, no time pressure to get in and out with children prams, wheelchairs, shopping etc.
2. no restrictions or obstructions for passing traffic above.
3. small stops that could theoretically be set up in front of every front door.

Solution:
Vehicles enter a lift shaft at the top, stop and are moved down the track. A second rail comes from above and closes the gap created and the next vehicle can drive through at the top. This allows boarding and alighting without time pressure and without obstructions.

Since these stops are small, they can be set up according to demand. At railway stations, for example, 50 or more could be set up, behind or / and next to each other, just as bus stops are today. Theoretically, such a stop could be set up in front of every house door, but also in or at every company or school, so that people can get off directly in the building. The bus stops do not obstruct through traffic.

 

This means that individual transport is possible from door to door at any time.

 

After getting out, the empty vehicle moves to a parking position and waits for the next assignment. Or one continues on the road as before.

 


12. Worldwide Call for Proposals for the Individual Climate-Neutral Mobility of the Future

For this new rail system, we have drafted a corresponding tender and divided the services into individual lots. This ensures that the systems are compatible.

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Request for Proposal for Next Generation Car
An invitation to tender as a guide to the individual mobility of the future.
JM.
Ausschreibung next generation Auto V04 e
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13. Possible ecological materials for the construction of the rail system

New materials should be used to create the rails. The following materials are already available:
1. bridges made of recycled plastics in Great Britain
2. carbon concrete in Germany, among others,
3. new construction material is bonded with blastfurnace slag and no longer with cement. The pilot project in the Filder Tunnel as part of Stuttgart 21 was a complete success. Germany Austria.

4. The Torre de Mayor in Mexico City is an earthquake-proof building whose technology can also be used for the rails.
5. The largest wooden hotel was opened in Norway, Brumunddal, with 18 floors and 86 m height. This shows the possibilities for this rail system,
6. A 300 m high wooden building with 80 floors is planned in London. Wood as a building material is being rethought.


14. Examples of individual transport today and tomorrow

Our congestion images that everyone knows, whether in the city or on the motorway. Today's traffic needs a lot of space.



 

These were ideas already in the 1970s in Hagen Germany:

 





15. The financing and the timetable

A timetable and quantity structure will also be drawn up for the financing.

It is planned to build up 40,000 km of tracks incl. stops in cities in Germany within the next 10 years. (4,000 km per year)

 

a. Rough cost breakdown:

  • 1 km of rails approx. 4 million EUR
  • Maintenance 500 EUR per km per year starting from the 2nd year onwards.
  • IT costs 10 million for the first 4 years, then 7 million

 

b. Rough financing:

Financing starts at 10% pro rata from the 2nd year (equivalent to 4,000 km) and increases by 10% each subsequent year until 100% and the 40,000 km is reached.

 

a. Proportionate costs of 50% of accident costs from 2019 (traffic fatalities 1,500, serious injuries, minor injuries and property damage), ______________  

b. 70% of motor vehicle tax will be, _________________________________________

c. Proportionate CO2 consumption from 2017 at 70% for cities, ___________

d. 60% of fuel tax, ___________________________________________________________

e. 50 % of public transport costs, ___________________________________________

f. Congestion costs in cities, _________________________________________________

 

                                                          Total: _____

 

approx. 24.0 billion EUR per year

approx. 6.5 billion

approx. 8.0 billion

approx. 24.0 billion    

approx. 5.5 billion

approx. 5.0 billion

 

approx. 73.0 billion


Of course, everyone can make their own calculation.


16. Economic costs of road accidents 2005 - 2022 from Germany

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Economic costs of road accidents 2005 - 2022 from Germany
Overview and details of the economic costs of road accidents from 2005 to 2022.
Published by the Federal Highway Research Institute (bast) as of January 2024.
(in German)
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17. Provision of Public Accessible Toilet Facilities 7*24

A great problem is that there are far too few public toilet facilities. However, a solution is possible in the rail system. Barrier-free cars can be offered. The equipment should correspond to a future standard.

All cars should be able to be cleaned quickly, easily and automatically. The cars can be requested. Customers get in and drive to a quiet safe place if necessary. The customer then selects their destination and gets out. The cars then drives autonomously to the cleaning centre.

The toilet cars can be requested 7/24 hours at any stop throughout the system. A small risk of misuse, soiling and damage remains, as with all current cars and public spaces. Billing is also done with the Boundless ticketing system see section IV.


18. Examples of other companies with similar solutions


Company:

PORT: Personal Overhead Rapid Transit - Suspension railway for individual use



Company:

Masdar City PRT Personal Rapid Transit

z.B. Heathrow Aitport

 



Company:

SKYTRAN@NASA

 




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