Automated Transit Networks are the way of the future.
The world is searching for clean, eco-friendly, sustainable transit that will help cities move faster, easier and more economically. Automated driverless vehicles are key to finding the solution.
WHAT IS AN AUTOMATED TRANSIT NETWORK?
Automated Transit Networks (ATN) are fully-automated passenger vehicles that operate on exclusive guideways, often elevated above other traffic, pedestrians and obstructions. This network of driverless vehicles provides passengers with on-demand mobility, non-stop from origin to destination, within a regional transportation network. Passengers on an ATN enjoy truly rapid transit without delays caused by traffic jams, stop lights, road construction, or automobile accidents.
ATN is the latest evolution of Automated People Movers (APM) which operate today in many airports, campuses and resorts. An ATN may be designed to utilize different sizes of vehicles, depending on the specific transit requirements. Some vehicles may accommodate 2 to 6 passengers, and this type of system is often referred to as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). Larger vehicles may accommodate 12 to 24 passengers or more. This type of system is usually referred to as Group Rapid Transit (GRT).
The infrastructure required to support both PRT and GRT is very similar and typically requires significantly less "footprint" than other forms of transit, such as light rail or buses. By using relatively small, lightweight vehicles that are distributed along the guideway, the ATN can operate with infrastructure that is smaller and less costly, and which creates minimal visual obstruction. In many cases, a single ATN guideway can handle the capacity of a 3-lane highway -- without the noise, congestion and pollution.