|LeviCar™ is …
||A system for personal transportation, using modular automobiles that are driven locally on regular
roads, and …|
that also can travel at 300 m.p.h. on a Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail system
for longer distances.
|RoboTrail™ is …
||A similar system for freight transportation, using tractor-trailer rigs to transport cargo
containers locally, and …|
using that same MagLev network to transport those same containers
for long distances.
Magnetic Levitation Rail is …|
(MagLev Rail for short)
|A technology for using magnetism to raise (levitate) a vehicle above a rail
to that there is no|
mechanical friction (only air drag), and using electrical forces from
the rail to propel the vehicle forward.
|Superconducting MagLev is …
||A form of MagLev Rail, first developed in the 1960s by the late Drs. James R. Powell and Gordon T. Danby,
superconducting magnets, and usually on elevated rails (300 m.p.h.), or over existing rail
|LeviCar and RoboTrail can:|| make long-distance
transport vastly more energy-efficient and safer;|
and, unlike conventional railroads, travel non-stop,
and also climb steep hills and mountains easily.
|LeviCar can:|| make medium- and long- distance
travel much easier; increase the reliability of cars,|
simplify their maintenence; and assist
in the use of automated-highway systems.
|LeviCar and RoboTrail cannot:|| generate
clean energy by themselves (except for putting solar cells on the rails);  nor
can they easily cross oceans, except at certain "choke points", like the Bering Straits
and at Gibraltar.
|RoboTrail can:|| provide air-freight speed
at lower cost than highway shipping.|
|LeviCar can:|| provide ordinary people with
“private rail cars” that go at airplane speeds.|
|LeviCar and RoboTrail constitute:||On-Demand
High-Speed Rail (OD-HSR), with no schedules, minimal waiting, and no in-between
that can slow down conventional HSR. (*except for rest stops)
hexOgrid is …||An arrangement of MagLev rails in a pattern of overlapping six-pointed
stars. It allows for gentle 60° change-of-direction, |
rather than the sharper 90°; and
also allows for depots to be within 10 miles (16 km) of any point in built-up areas.
|The MagLev SuperTurnpike combines …
||Traditional Powell-and-Danby MagLev with LeviCar, RoboTrail, and hexOgrid.|
|All these …||bring the Third
Industrial Revolution to the Transportation Sector.