posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 12:08 PM
Good post OP, and good thread.
This I see is the future of regional transportation. Individual self charging electric gps oriented taxis that operate in and around cities using the
existing roads embedded with magnetic and gps sensors that the vehicles are able to follow.
This would also provide a means of gradually phasing this system into our existing infrastructure of roads and bridges. Also, while also sharing the
roads with other human controlled vehicles.
I am a JEEP owner as well ! This system could be used to commute to work during the week as well as allowing one to use their 4x4's on the
weekends, saving lots of gas and pollution.
We actually already have this technology in place in most of the automotive manufacturing world. I was working at Mercedes and AUDI as a consultant a
few years ago and they deliver the parts to the assembly lines using robotically controlled vehicles guiding themselves by magnetic tracks in the
floor. GM, Toyota and Honda all have similar systems as well.
They also naturally have safeguards built in that prevent them from running over any day dreaming employees.
The vacuumn tube transports is definitely the future of longer distance high speed transport. But will need a significant investment in
It is already being utilized in the governments network of deep underground bases, but for civilian use, unless the govt would be willing to share
portions of their existing network of tunnels ....which I somewhat doubt, we won't be seeing this happening anytime soon.