The perfect traffic turnaround, but to where?

 

Which traffic turnaround do we mean?

What do we want to change?

Are we ready to change something or to change ourselves?

 

Boundless freedom according to the motto -free travel for free citizens- that is today's standard! Should we now reduce or limit this standard? Will we stick to diesel, petrol, gas, e-car or hydrogen cars on the roads, with the same space consumption and heavy vehicles of about 2 tons.

 

Or do we look for something equivalent or even better, where people and the climate are in the foreground.

Let's also think about other countries, other cultures,

Let's think of a global solution.

 

If we have to reinvent something, then we can first set our standards high, and then we can always reduce them.


 At the same time, the mistakes made, for example,

with the rail systems, electric vehicles and mobile phone plugs.

 

Worldwide standards should be set at the very beginning.

 

We can only save our planet with rapid global use. 




Our wish for "my" private transport:

  •      your own car,
  •      Comfort in the car,
  •      without changing from the front door to the                destination,
  •      fast,
  •      without traffic jam,
  •      Climate neutral,
  •      many bike paths,
  •      good footpaths,

 

  •      green roads,
  •      less accidents,
  •      not looking for a parking space,
  •      habitable and playable streets,
  •      no cars parked on the streets
  •      barrier-free car
  •      maybe: no longer drive yourself (autonomously),
  •      But definitely not public transport, i.e. buses or           trains that are. . . . (everyone knows).


 Here is a solution for individual transport and public transport:

 

A rail system with the magnetic rail technology of the lift system of the company TK-Elevator GmbH (tower in Rottweil) and solar cells at a height of approx. 4.50 m with small lifts at a possible speed of approx. 70 km/h.

 

Of course, driving at a height of 4.50 m is annoying and looks terrible,

But isn't driving on the street awful and the cars parked everywhere.., 

the huge areas of land we're dedicating to traffic instead of making the streets habitable.

 

In 20 years our grandchildren will ask us, how could you drive your car through the green spaces,

wasn't it dangerous with all the children playing, the pedestrians and the cyclists?

 

Today we drive to our destination with our motorised individual transport, i.e. our car. In the future, we will drive to a lift nearby, which will lift us with our car (without getting out of the car) to a height of about 4.50 m and transport us autonomously to our destination via a rail system. At the destination, we are brought back down to street level by another lift. There we can continue driving as before or get out. After getting out, we can automatically send our vehicle to the car park. The vehicle drives autonomously (without occupants) back up to the next parking space (multi-storey car park). After shopping, for example, we can order our vehicle to some lift and get back in and drive to the next destination.

Almost all streets can be extended with this rail system according to need and sense, and any number of lifts can be installed according to need. Even rush-hour traffic can be regulated.

There are the own, private vehicles and public vehicles in different sizes and furthermore the current buses.

 

All vehicles, including those with trailers, motorbikes, trucks, buses and classic cars, travel via this rail system in a climate-neutral, accident-free (Vision Zero), CO2-free manner, without particulate matter and tyre abrasion, but correspondingly climate-damaging outside the rail system. Thus, there is an unproblematic smooth transition with today's vehicles to climate-neutral transport. The more rails that are built, the better the climate balance in the transport sector will be, without replacing vehicles. The rail system is basically barrier-free, but today's vehicles are unfortunately not yet.

The system can be built flexibly with ecological prefabricated parts, and can be extended piece by piece. Uniform components ensure cost-effectiveness. It can also be used in long-distance transport.

 

Special vehicles, such as fire brigades, police etc., continue to travel outside the rail system.

 

The system costs a lot of money, but climate damage and accidents basically cost more and more money.

We decide.

Over time, there will be new, different accessible, futuristic and lighter vehicles for the rail system.  


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


 Here are more details of the rail system:

 

1. the cabin taxi existed in the 70s (test facility in Hagen) from Krauss Maffei.

2. the company Thyssen Krupp (today TK-Elevator GmbH) has presented a lift with the Transrapid technology (magnetic rail technology), this lift can travel vertically and also horizontally. These lifts are intended for buildings up to 1,000 m high. So if you can distribute over 2,000 people on many floors, at rush hour, you can also distribute many people in the area.

Now these two techniques are combined. The vehicles are transported on the rails at a height of about 4.50 m using magnetic rail technology. The rails will have solar cells to generate electricity. The system will generate its own electricity.

 

Switches, crossings are no longer a problem. Even our current cars (the motorised traffic, MV) can run on this rail system with special platforms in a climate-neutral way, also lorries and buses. This makes the roads usable for people in a new way. Green streets, free for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, habitable streets and much more is now possible.

 

The most important requirement is that the system must function worldwide with easy, problem-free transitions. Travelling around the world with your own vehicle must remain possible, just as it is today with your own car. 

 

 3. the stops

How to get on and off, barrier-free of course and slowly if necessary, with children, shopping etc.

The vehicles enter a lift shaft at the top, stop and are moved down with the rail. A second rail comes from above and closes the resulting gap and the next vehicle can drive through at the top. Now you can get on and off at the bottom in peace.

Since these stops are small, many of these stops can be set up according to demand. At railway stations, for example, 50 or more could be set up, behind or 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 drives into a parking position and waits for the next assignment. Or one continues on the road as before.

 

4. control and monitoring

 

All vehicles and the entire rail network are monitored by computers, as is already the case with many other means of transport. Using an accessible mobile phone or similar, the customer calls a or his vehicle to his stop and after boarding he indicates his destination and is driven to his destination fully autonomously without having to change trains. The computer controls the route. The customer is charged according to use. Such charging systems already exist and may have to be adapted to be barrier-free. The decision is up to each country. 

 

5. the vehicles:

There are many different vehicles for the public, i.e. for everyone, and everyone can also buy individual ownership vehicles themselves, just like today. These private vehicles can also drive right up to one's own garage. After a journey, e.g. to work, anyone entitled can request the vehicle for other journeys, car sharing is possible autonomously.

 

There is no timetable, the vehicles are always available without charging or refuelling. The system remains open for future-oriented vehicles. The connection between rail and vehicle as well as rail and platform remains uniform. 

 

Own and also public vehicles can be used

 

6. who can drive with the system with the future new vehicles, everyone, possibly from about 6 years of age, with an appropriate mobile phone, smart card, or watch or similar. the recognition is automatic, the card stays in the pocket, just get in and drive off, like today with the car. If our present vehicle is used, one still needs the driver's licence for further travel outside the rail system.

 

7 What about our current vehicles?

These vehicles can also travel on the system. For this purpose, there are platforms in the rail system, similar to a car transporter. At the stops, diesel vehicles, for example, drive onto the platform, park and switch off the engine. This platform drives with the vehicle, like all other vehicles, in the system to the destination. At the destination, one has to start the engine to continue driving and can continue on the road as today. Or one gets out and sends the vehicle to the car park. So today's vehicles can also be used autonomously.

 

If necessary, automated connections will be built between the vehicle and the platform in order to be able to use electricity for the air conditioning, radio, etc. in the vehicle while driving. (A uniform connection is mandatory worldwide). 

All current vehicles can be used in the rail system.

 

 8. problem trucks:

The trucks are a problem because of the size, length and weight. The rail system is therefore divided into 2 classes. Tracks with an approval for approx. 60 tonnes and an approval for approx. 4 tonnes. The computer knows these approvals and regulates the use of the tracks.

There will be platforms for the trucks, similar to those for the cars.  The trucks will be able to drive on the rail system with their current vehicles. Here, too, an automatic power connection will be built between the platform and the rail, for the cooling systems and vehicle technology. (Similar to the freight wagon of the rolling road).

 

The system remains open for new future requirements for freight transport. 

 

All of today's trucks and buses can run on the tracks in the rail system.


 Here is a sample video with the various vehicles that now drive climate-neutrally in the rail system.

 

All vehicles can run on the system, including vintage cars (except heavy goods vehicles and similar special vehicles).

 

Public transport buses can also run on the system and use the stops for boarding and alighting. This means that diesel buses also drive climate-neutrally in this system. 



9. construction of the system

The rail system can be built anywhere in the world. The rails can be built street by street. At the start and end of the rail system, the vehicles are connected to the current roadway with the lifts. In smaller towns, the main street can be quickly converted into a residential street if a lift is built at the entrance and exit of the town.

 

Fast variable construction of the system, piece by piece.

 

Every vehicle in the system runs climate-neutrally with all the requirements as described above.

In this way, the traffic turnaround can be implemented successively, without restrictions and without major conversion problems, even in small pieces.

 

 Each municipality can determine and regulate its own transport transition. 

 

10. motorbikes and other mopeds

These vehicles are transported in the system in the same way as vintage cars, for example, but with some safeguards, railings and supports for the vehicles to prevent them from tipping over and people from falling off.

 

11. local public passenger transport

Public transport with trams or buses is the responsibility of the municipalities. It is up to the local authorities to decide to what extent the new rail system will replace conventional public transport or whether it will continue to exist in parallel. In cities or in rural areas, decisions are made according to the expansion of the new system.

 

 

A trip around the world with one's vehicle must always be guaranteed. 


An example of a fast paternoster lift for transferring vehicles from the road to the rail system during heavy traffic. The time for the transfer corresponds approximately to a traffic light phase.

 

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



An example of the rail system in a district. The entrances and exits use the paternoster lift to guide all vehicles through the village in a climate-neutral way. At the stops, customers can use public transport and residents can also use the stops as described above.

 

As a result, this part of the village is now completely climate-neutral and has habitable streets. Traffic continues to pass through the village, but now without noise and without inconveniencing or obstructing the residents.