PRT allows complex transit network topologies, weaving tracks around
buildings with tight turning radii, bringing transit right to the
front door, placing many stations close together.
Tracks don't have to go simply in a straight line. The network
accommodates non-stop, point to point, direct, 24x7 service to
all nodes, every time.
With PRT, you don't wait for vehicles, vehicles wait for you. Once
you are on your way, software controls the vehicles. Because
stations are "off-line," every trip is non-stop. Stopping
vehicles wait on a siding, and everyone else continues by,
making sure your only stop is your destination.
Modern wireless communications and location sensing hardware
allows vehicles to run at precisely controlled intervals at
30 miles per hour, creating a high capacity system. Vehicles
make many trips per hour.
Lightweight vehicles reduce the cost of the elevated track.
Proven, off-the-shelf system components further contain costs.
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transit, and wireless connection-making software.