Why might FlexiTrain succeed as a new form of transport?
The car is the major mode of transportation in the modern society. As a consequence, many large cities suffer from severe congestion and pollution caused by the car. Public transportation systems cannot attract car drivers because of their inflexible nature. The FlexiTrain system combines the flexibility of a car with the advantages of a train.
What regional problems might the FlexiTrain system solve?
The FlexiTrain system can reduce congestion and pollution, and improve road safety.
Car drivers who switch to FlexiTrain will be able to drive directly from door to door just as they do in their car. Instead of getting stuck in the traffic, they use a dedicated bus-lane while close-coupled in platoons. This coupling principle will increase capacity and reduce congestion. The reduced air resistance will reduce energy and emissions from the system.