Innovative U-Bahn Cartube network of city transport issues could solve

A London-based architecture firm developed a traffic-beating transport solution for cities, the use of Autonomous cars in U-Bahn-Tunnel.

PLP architecture, the so-called Cartube, is revealed today at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London, would manage an artificial intelligence central control system, driverless electric vehicles. The vehicles travel in a train and take the passengers from door-to-door, which means they are an alternative to the private car instead of public transport.

“One of the major problems of urban transport is that, to a large capacity system, you need to separated tracks [such as a highway], but the cities are not separated from each other,” PLP architecture, director of research Lars Hesselgren told Autocar.

“You can’t have roads like these in cities like London because of the many intersections and traffic lights. So we have the very simple thing to calculate how many people you move, could, with an underground solution, and it turns out, our estimate for Cartube is double what something like Crossrail can do.”

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Hesselgren team worked out that by the frequency of stops at stations, Crossrail can only 18000 passengers per hour of wear But there is a metro road system, 40 mph cars, it could take 40,000 passengers in the same time.

“We have to move 3 billion people in the [Global], in urban areas between now and 2050,” Hesselgren. “It’s a scream is a need for technology that actually solve this Problem. When it comes to the big cities, which are congested already now with a huge amount of buildings, is the best solution to the transport of the U-Bahn.”

Hesselgren explained that the use of electric vehicles significantly reduce the ventilation problems, and place them underground space would be free on the surface of the previously through the streets. He said that the artificial intelligence technology used, the cars would have to re-calculate the whole system 100 times per second.

“But this is actually quite trivial, because if you have the steering all vehicles you know in advance where you are going to in a minute, 10 minutes, and so on,” he said. “It means that you can constantly adjust itself, so the system can work effectively at all times.”

In short, it is the prospect of congestion and medium-sized vehicles would eliminate would smoothly place from place. A prototype of Cartube road map for London, and connects vehicles to existing highways, which was outside of the city.

But while the world’s most developed cities are those that most believe in the necessity of a system like this Hesselgren often, it will be the new locations are most likely to be found, his idea of exciting.

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“The urban transport planners [in developed cities] are still the same plans, as they were 30 years ago,” he said. “I [so] suspect that the UK is likely to be quite late in the process [to view Cartube], but also a country that skip a generation of technology, it is.”

Hesselgren said that rather than building six-lane highways, and in essence, the fast tracking of the non-developed sustainable transportation-scenarios of the cities, emerging cities want Weis to invest in the future solutions, such as Cartube.

“The cities are now competing with each other, and the first city puts this in place and makes it work is very competitive at the global level,” he concluded.

PLP architecture is now a technology that hopes to win,-investor, such as Google or Apple, to work with in the development of artificial intelligence software. If there is a leading brand in the field, he believes, ensures that the technology could be ready within five years.