Videos and Scenarios
Following are a number of videos illustrating the concept in its various forms.
Dynamic Station - Independent Train Modules can pick up passengers at small stations and join up on the rail, allowing passengers to interchange whilst travelling.
These videos show a bus joining a linked train DLT, a truck and a electric trailer
Above scenarios ( Linked Dynamic Trains and Virtual Dynamic Trains made up of Intermodal Vehicles and Rapid Transit Vehicles) all work with normal existing railway tracks.
The DTS technology brings about a paradigm change and defines a number of key core concepts. The three central features are -
Rail bound vehicles, Intermodal vehicles (road & rail) and road bound vehicles can implemented by using DTS technology.
As passengers and cargo are picked up de-centrally, and are carried from point to point, where they are again dropped of de-centrally, there is no longer a requirement for large hub stations.
DTS Rail Vehicles can drive on existing railway infrastructure without any modification to the railway tracks and combine the advantages of individual transportation with dynamic train building.
Examples are individual self powered carriages , Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) vehicles, Automotive Rapid Transit (ART) carriers and Heavy Duty Rapid Transit (HDRT) carriers.
DTS rail vehicles pick up passengers , cars or trucks at existing stations and can then independently transport these directly to the final railway destination.
The video shows the a PRT, ART and HDRT that collects at special roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) locations.
ARTs and HDRTs can also be built to side-load vehicles at existing platforms, allowing them to be implemented operate with no modification to the existing railway infrastructure.
Intermodal vehicles equipped the DTS technology allow passengers or cargo to be collected at a road location, brought to a road-rail interface, where the intermodal vehicle then continues travelling on the rail.
During rail travel DTS vehicle draws electric power from the rail system while at the same time charging the batteries for the road use.
Once the intermodal vehicle has reached the final area it then continues on the road to the final destination and unloads the passengers or cargo.
Using DTS Tramway Rails existing roads can be converted to efficient DTS Tramways. These provide all the benefits of the DTS technology without the expense of building a new railway infrastructure. The road tires carry the load of the DTS vehicles, thus the DTS Tramway rails are simply placed into low-cost slots in the road.
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