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Annex A6: Maximum Traffic Capacity


Term Value Unit Comment
travelling speed
180
km/h  
averaged cabin length
6
m  
acceleration
1
m/s²  
following convoy catches up
1,250
m during acceleration of the preceding one
tolerance gap
1,000
m  
total length of gap
2,250
m  
interval of car-convoys
2
min  
interval of lorry/bus-convoys
6
min  
number of convoys
40
/hour  
i. e. covered length out of 180 km
90
km  
length of a convoy
2,250
m  
time for closing max.gap
67
s  
distance for closing max.gap
2,229
m fits between station points
traffic volume/direction
15,000
veh./h/dir.  
traffic volume/double track line
30,000
veh./h  
For comparison:
 
   
A six-lane motorway with cars, trucks and buses
10,800
veh./h at 1800 veh./lane/h
AUTOSHUTTLE substitutes
2.8
six lane 
motorways
 
An underground line’s maximum
100,000
people/h  
i. e. AUTOSHUTTLE achieves the underground line’s traffic volume if averaged 3.33 people occupy a car.