"This too shall pass"
This site was created for an open discussion of global intelligent transportation system (GITS). The concept is based on technology that is present on the market today. This means that it is configured from existing elements and components and by this way it is technically (technologically) feasible. The next stage is to make a commercial feasibility study. To make it there is a need to interest a governmental or private organization to finance R&D of this concept in order to make a correct feasibility study. Global transport system is not a toaster that one person can study alone. Siemens Corporation, for example, is able to perform the study, but it will not do it for free. Open discussions of GITS concept is the unique chance for it to be noted by politicians who are responsible for money distribution.
The idea of the GITS concept is automated
transportation with minimum impact on the environment and current
modes of transportation. It is possible to say that GITS is an
ecological project though it will require lots of electric power
some of which will be produced by power plants that are not
environmentally friendly yet. But we should remember that it is
easier to control a few hundred power plants than millions of
automobiles and vessels that do not confirm to existed requirements
to their gas emissions. At the same time the GITS system will
consume the power from diversified sources (including green ones)
that is a positive factor.
GITS is a system that includes two subsystems:
Ground and Sea. Both systems can be developed independently. Both
systems are ambitious and both systems need a separate feasibility
Dramatic climate change is a great problem today.
It is important to defend the transportation systems from its impact.
The only way to minimize the impact of weather condition to vehicles
is to isolate the roads from the environment with walls and roofs.
New factor here is the roof. Icy roads, mist, fog, smog, storms, etc.
- it is not the full list of possible weather conditions for
To create an ecological vehicle is a very
important task but we should not forget to make it environmentally
friendly. Even a super ecological automobile will be an insect
To minimize the impact of storms to vessels it is
possible to use submarine vessels.
To minimize the impact of human errors we have to
fully automate both systems. The collision of two airplanes over the
Boden Lake few years ago showed that the human priority was the
final factor of that collision. Nobody disputes that the error is
human. It does not matter who should be blamed for spilled oil from
a sunken oil tanker: storm or captain. Yesterday it could be a
captain and today it is a storm. Road accidents on motorways and
railroads are not an exception even in highly developed countries.
GITS concept is based on the postulate that human
driven vehicles and ships must not be used in the environment where
the automatically driven vehicles and ships are used and vice versa.
It does not mean that the human vehicles or ships do not need the
development of control systems that will provide the existing human
driven transport systems with greater safety and efficiency. It
means only that they cannot be used in the same environment. Proof:
Boden Lake crash that I named Boden Lake limit. It means that there
I consider this site as a possibility to find
obvious obstructions for realization of GITS project. Everyone is
welcome to discuss the challenges to this project and also their
solutions. Any interesting solution will be immediately placed in
the text of GITS concept with reference to its author.
The sooner we start to study GITS concept, the
sooner we get arguments for or against it. Until serious flaws are
found with the GITS system, it is possible to mention one potential
GITS project right now: Kazakhstan is planning to make a road
through its territory from China to Europe. GITS may be the best
solution for this road. It could be a big initial step to the global
automated transport system. It is the time to build a new
contemporary system instead of constructing an old one.
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technological aspects related to GITS only. Any other comments can
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