ComplexTrans – global land transportation system The best way ahead for railways and roads is coherent cooperation, not the competition

Authors

  • Jiri Hofman
  • Roman Cermak

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46932/sfjdv2n1-024

Keywords:

TRANSPORT: Intermodal, Road – Rail, Passenger, Freight, City, Intercity, Private, Public; TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS: E-Mobility, Hydrogen Drive, Autonomous Ride, Car Parking, Car-Sharing, MaaS, Platooning;, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES: Traffic Density, Safety, Comfort, Time Independence, Weather Independence;, ENERGY AND EMISSIONS: Consumption Reduction, Independence Of Crude Oil, CO2 Reduction, Vehicle To Grid V2g, Energy Safet

Abstract

The land-transportation cannot meet its demands anymore. Jammed highways and cities, dangerous emissions, omnipresent traffic accidents, delays, expensive railways.

Solutions are being sought to transfer a large part of passenger- and especially freight-traffic to (high-speed) rail and the efforts are shifting towards electromobility, car-sharing, 5G-connectivity, autonomous ride, MaaS-transport-coordination or Hyperloop-type solutions.

However, all these solutions have further problems and limitations.

Solutions are not sought where they really exist - in the mutual adaptation of the road and rail vehicles and their deep cooperation.

The ComplexTrans-project shows that simply adapting dimensions and functions of the road and rail vehicles can eliminate (or at least substantially reduce) all the problems of existing land transport. The main features of the ComplexTrans system are sufficient parking spaces, reduced traffic density inside and outside of the cities, electric-vehicles with unlimited range and cheaper than the standard cars, cheaper and affordable recharging of batteries, autonomous ride, self-financing rail-transport, transfer of intercity freight to rail, replacement of part of the continental air-transport and many others.

Published

2021-03-05