At 06:27 AM 5/2/2012, you wrote:
>I had described DM-PRT as a feature of DM where it is possible toGood point, certainly a possibility - so long as there is a way to
>embark and disembark, while still on the guideway and under system
>control - essentially PRT with an extended range.
get to your destination when you get off the guideway.
>The strange thing about their "DM" is that there is a vehicleIt's really quite amusing to see these first/last mile vehicles being
>change, where the point (one of) of DM it seems to me is to remain
>in the same vehicle straight to destination.
demonstrated by people who look like they are in their 30's when the
text makes the case that a fast growing population segment in many
countries is the elderly. People who have low vision, bad hearing,
balance problems, slow reaction times, arthritic joints and other
problems are certainly not as able as the people doing the demos.
Makes me wonder if the people designing these systems know anything
about the limitations that some of their potential clients have to deal with.
Beyond that, where are you going to park the "mother ship" if your
I suspect that many of the elderly will not often want to travel to
- Jerry Schneider -
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