WIT Press


Small Sized Monorail System That Provides Low Cost And Ecological Effectiveness

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010071

Volume

52

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

918 kb

Author(s)

Y Sugita, D. Watanabe, A. Kawabata & M. Fujiwara

Abstract

The monorail, which is able to share transport space with other road traffic, is generally considered to be one of the most effective transportation methods. Meanwhile, needs to decrease investment costs and respond to worldwide environmental issues are driving the requirement for lower priced and more ecological monorail systems. In this paper, we propose a small sized monorail system, which is realized at a drastically low cost and contributes to a better environment through its low power consumption and high maintainability. The proposed system has several features: 1) a small sized car, 2) a signal mechanism without car detection between

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