Personal Rapid Transit

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is a concept of a driverless and guided passenger transport system which takes passengers to their destinations individually, on reservation and without any stop in between. Hence it is autonomous transport with autonomous vehicles.

Personal Rapid Transit

Unlike other fully automated transport systems, the passenger gets to his self-defined destination in little cars. He doesn´t need to follow a timetable, but the vehicle waits for the passenger. This situation depends on the utilization of the overall system.

The enormous complexity of the system provoked by the network applications is a disadvantage. Therefore, it is going to be very difficult for this technology to position itself in an urban context where security and reliability are very important. Furthermore, the limited passenger capacity of the cars (max. 10 persons) and the related low total transport capacity (max. 2,500 pphpd) is also a limiting factor in