1.1.1 Wide area coverage

Compared to Light Rail systems a Dual-Mode system covers a widespread city much better.

People are unwilling to walk more than a few hundred meters to a train and they hate to transfer and wait.

The RUF Dual-Mode system can offer door-to-door transportation covering a large area. Since modern families prefer to live in peaceful surroundings far from the dense city, a Light Rail system cannot cover a modern city without becoming extremely costly.

In Los Angeles the cost of moving one car commuter from the freeway system to the Light Rail system is $40,000/year in subsidies.

A RUF system can cover just as well as a car system and at the same time avoid congestion, save energy, and reduce pollution, stress and noise.

1.1.2 Dual-Mode switch

The switch involves no moving rail.

Use of the Dual-Mode principle ensures a highly flexible switching function.

The RUFs are guided by magnetic fields of different frequencies while they run as a car. Magnetic guidance is very reliable and cannot be affected by the weather conditions. It is inexpensive, so several parallel systems can ensure a very high reliability.

The system knows in advance if the driver is going to turn right or left or leaving the system, because he has indicated his destination to the system before entering the rail.

The capacity of the system is high partly because there is no delay due to movement of the rail as in conventional rail systems.

 

The capacity of the system is high partly because there is no delay due to movement of the rail as in conventional rail systems.