The GTS concept combines electro-magnetic breakthrough with a full-fledged general functionality that neither conventional transport technologies nor any other presented frontier technology embrace.

If you were to design an entirely new land transport system for all our mobility, would you end up with cars and trains? Conventional transportation of people and goods consumes much time and energy, causing pollution, safety hazards and congestion. In spite of extensive refinements in detail, they still suffer from inherent shortcomings. It is increasingly impossible for them to meet social, economic, sustainable and safety requirements in one nutshell. Even though the digital revolution is expected to reduce physical travel and transport there are still no evidence for this to happen. The time has come for a paradigm shift in mobility.

GTS will reshape and liberate our transport landscape, just as the Internet has changed the global flow of information; but now for individual, mass and cargo transport, over all distances. Market development of GTS starts by local networks giving people a new freedom of mobility "60/24/7". GTS strives for an optimal mix of many fundamental aspects of transport, like infrastructure, propulsion, cabins, control, high capacity and social functions. GTS is available on demand and, like the Internet, better customized so that what we want, is available when we want it.

One of the GTS targets is to reduce both travel time and cost by half. This increased effectiveness will generate an economic boom, comparable to that occurring when trains replaced canals or when cars replaced horses. Another impact will be a greatly reduced number of fatalities, injuries and material damage arising from transport accidents. GTS will promote safety standards and eliminate traffic emissions, noise, and other drawbacks associated with Conventional Transport Systems (CTS).

The GTS concept consists of an advanced "shuttle" - a drive sled - running inside an elevated guideway. The drive sled is levitated, propelled, braked and switched magnetically, avoiding the maintenance and friction dependancy of wheel-rail or wheel-road based systems.



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