A thematic research programme
"Advanced transit systems"
performed during the years 1994-97 at
Chalmers University of Technology
The multidisciplinary programme aimed to investigate if
Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)
may be a suitable system for urban areas in Sweden.
Various research disciplines have treated the problem each from their perspective. The Department of Consumer Behaviour studied user encounter with technology, City Planning studied the impact on cityscape, Structural Mechanics studied guideway design, LogistikCentrum AB used simulation to analyze operations, implementation and travel demand and finally National Economics at Gothenburg University estimated social costs and benefits.
Personal Rapid Transit systems (PRT), is small vehicles without drivers, running on their own guide-way and taking one or more passengers the quickest route to their destination without stopping on the way.
|The research program was financed by the Swedish Transport and Communication Research Board.||Contents of the Summarizing report
(KFB 1998:38) 47 pages