25 April 2017. Snow blizzard in Sweden, one foot snow on the roads 200 km north of Stockholm. Cars and buses crash. All car-drivers, who have changed to summer tyres, are asked not to drive. ! GTS will be independent of snow, rain or any climatic conditions due to the elevated and suspended technology.
GTS - A Foundational Breakthrough for Mobility
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We have submitted two applications for inventing a novel and sustainable general solution to almost all our mobility and freight - a General Transport System - GTS. The applications aim for the EU Horizon 2020 research call FET Open - Future and Emerging Technologies, which is open to any foundational and plausible new concept.
Perspectives in transport technology and functionality are blurred by an intertwining between vested interests and the unimaginative view on how mobility could be enhanced. The view is deliberately or unconsciously upheld by actors such as investors, established researchers, lobbyists, politicians, government officials, journalists and - common man.
RUBBER WHEELS AND AUTONOMOUS DRIVING
The standard "roadmap" in transportation is the need for rubber wheels to ensure safe friction on a ground of asphalt, concrete or gravel, alternatively steel wheels-to-steel rails in railways. The hype around autonomous auto-mobiles, whether self-driving or driverless cars, addresses the need for an alert driver. Gridlocks, noise, particles, energy and infrastructure costs are e.g. to a large extent forgotten.
Another essence of standard transportation is the split between public and private travel causing multiple inefficiencies. You have to be an alert driver in a car, prepared to stop anywhere for traffic-lights or emergencies etc; in public transport you have to adjust to time-tables, changes and stops in many places between home and your destination.
GTS addresses all essential drawbacks in standard transportation. By electro-magnetic propulsion, braking, switching and platooning we are able to move automatically, by low or high speed, privately or publicly in comfortable cabins from start to destination, non-stop and anytime "60/24/7".
MAG AND NET PROJECTS
As our concept is highly interdisciplinary we have chosen to develop it in two projects, one concerning the electro-MAGnetic and related technologies, and one concerning all-embracing functionalities of human and freight NETworks.
The MAG and NET applications contain a consortium involving around 40 researchers, engineers, architects, transport analysts and designers from five EU countries, requesting a total budget of 5.4 M€. The evaluation period will end in June 2017. In case of acceptance of one or both applications the first invention period will last two - three years until 2020.
At this homepage we inform about our concept and the proceedings of the evaluation. If you have questions please don´t hesitate to address them to us by ordinary electronic mail or telephone call, see addresses under Contact and CV.