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Technology Overview – PRT Fundamentals

Fundamental elements of PRT technology:

On-demand, non-stop, origin-to-destination service

Small, automated vehicles

Small, exclusive use guideways

Off-line stations

Network of connected guideways

Combines elements of automotive, computer, network and transit technologies

Uses current state-of-the-art technologies including:

Advanced propulsion systems

On-board switching and guidance

High speed controls and communication

Lightweight advanced materials

PRT represents a new option for sustainable, effective urban transportation providing higher access and service at a lower cost than current transit options.

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