The Smart City
On the one hand private cars offer freedom of travel and immediate convenience. On the other hand this comes at a price both financially and ecologically, and increasingly also with inhibited comfort due to traffic jams. 99% of all cars are fossil fuel based and cause new CO2.
Another aspect that is often ignored is that private cars spend 95% of their time parked. Our cities are covered with parked cars, taking up to 25% of the space reserved for transportation and typically up to 3% of the total area of a city. Cars are still a status symbol, yet within large urban cities this is decreasing especially within the younger generation. In central city areas taxis also play a role.
City mass transit systems are typically either rail based subways and underground railways or road buses. Rail vehicles are typically electric powered, whereas buses are still predominantly fossil fuel based. Mass transit is predominantly used for inner-city travel and work travel from an to suburbs.
Smart city concepts all aim at reducing the CO2 usage in cities by
Most current concepts aim to achieve this effect by making private car usage prohibitive in time and cost.
London with its average speed of below 10 kms/h is already experiencing a huge congestion issue and shows what happens if a city simply grows. The recently introduced congestion charge for city center usage drives up the cost of private car usage.
Car sharing system are becoming more en vogue, especially amongst the younger generation, reducing the number of parked cars. Yet they only cover city areas, not suburbs or regional areas.
I M A G I N E a country with
The DTS Smart Country Concept
This creates a comfortable and cost effective alternative to the private cars even in regional areas. Specialists cars such as old-timers , sports cars etc can also use this system by taking advantage of the ART.
Freight – Containers on an electric self driven trailer are collected at source, brought to the rail, where they continue their journey steered by computer. At the destination area a truck collects the trailer and delivers it directly to the destination site.