The Urbanaut® Monorail
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Urbanaut® and SemiMaglev™ Urbanaut® are registered international trade names of the Urbanaut® Company Inc, which has been involved in all aspects of monorail technology for more than 15 years. It is one of the most experienced monorail firms, specializing exclusively in planning, design, research, studies, testing, manufacturing, construction and operation of the Urbanaut®, a new innovative electrically operated monorail technology applying conventional rubber tire wheel bogies and SemiMaglev™ Urbanaut® technology. The basic principle applies a 1.1 meter narrow guide way, with a center guide and stabilizer rail, which also serves as a simple switching device. Intermediate size vehicles are lightweight: 2.35 m. wide and 3.2 m high. The concept has wide practical application as low cost conventional and high speed systems, and has the potential of moving large numbers of people to relieve traffic congestion along freeways, on crowded city streets, in urban settings and in recreation areas.
The technology has been easily adapted to different types of propulsion for rubber tires and semi maglev technology. Urbanaut® is the only monorail system where smaller vehicles operating on a smaller guide way (a circulator) can be integrated with and switched onto a larger high capacity guide way, allowing a fleet of vehicles to be transferred for specific purposes, such as during rush hours, and for large public gatherings and sporting events.
Studies indicate that a median to high speed Urbanaut® backbone system is technically and economically feasible for placement in the median of many of our freeways. This medium to high speed Urbanaut®, depending on distances between stops, can have the potential capacity of an 8 lane freeway at considerable less cost with no pollution and noise, and little or no environmental impact. Such a medium to high speed trunk line system can be integrated with transfers to independent Urbanaut® monorail guide ways into cities, airports, recreation areas, and high density communities. The technology is uniquely flexible since a smaller, narrower vehicle operating on a smaller guide way can be integrated with and switched onto a larger guide way. The Urbanaut is not dependent on a massive beam way like the existing 60 year old Hitachi, Bombardier and Malaysian monorails, which are much heavier, more costly and have little flexibility.
Urbanaut® has extensive Pro Engineering and other data for manufacturing aerodynamic shaped passenger vehicles with a unique, ultra light weight high tech bogie with in-wheel electro-magnetic propulsion and maglev linear induction motor traction (MLIM) for high speed. Extensive testing has been done with prototype operational models, confirming design and engineering data. Urbanaut® has extensive reliable cost data of factual projects incorporating independent contractors and component suppliers, and has ready manufacturing and construction data for world wide marketing of the technology.
The first stage of the Wolmido Monorail in Incheon City, South Korea is now under speedy construction and is expected to be in operation in August 2009, with only one year of construction. Second and third stage expansion will follow immediately upon completion of Stage One. Urbanaut has world wide interest in its technology, involving small PRT systems and large capacity systems for urban and inner city transportation solutions. Extensive information on the technology, including costs, can be found at "Urbanaut.com".
The Urbanaut® Company, Inc A Company Profile
Executive Officers and Owners
John Svensson inspecting construction of
Wolmido Guide Way
Patents, Patents Pending, and Proprietary and Technical Information
The Urbanaut® Company Inc. and Einar Svensson, Consulting Engineer over the last 15 years have pursued continuous innovative studies and improvements parallel with application and development of new technology and have thousands of proprietary documents related to the technical, practical, functional, economical and operational aspects of monorail technology, together with studies made of potential factual installations, including the Wolmido Monorail, now under construction in South Korea.
The Patent Portfolio attached is a listing of U.S. and international comprehensive strong patents issued in the name of Einar Svensson on vehicle components, propulsion systems, elevated structural guide ways, stations, and switching for conventional and SemiMaglev™ Urbanaut® technology. The patents include Full Maglev and SemiMaglev™ Urbanaut® concepts for high speed.
The patent matters are a continuous on-going process, which involves new innovations and improvements on all aspects of monorail technology, manufacturing and methods of construction.
Urbanaut® is a unique, entirely different, simplified and less costly monorail technology much smaller, of less weight with lots of flexibility, and is not dependent on a massive structural beam way as are most other heavier and more expensive monorails in operation today. Technologically there is no other monorail which resembles it; the patents, therefore, are strong and independent.
There is an extensive amount of Urbanaut® Technology and cost data on the internet at "Urbanaut.com", including construction of the Urbanaut Wolmido Monorail, Incheon, South Korea.
The Urbanaut® Company, Inc. has extensive presentation materials on the technology, including:
v A comprehensive interactive CD containing Proprietary Information on the Urbanaut® with illustrations and ProEngineer data.
v Several Power Point presentations of Conventional and SemiMaglev™ Urbanaut® technology.
v Portable operational model vehicles and guide ways