Cabinentaxi

Michel Van

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in 1970s Germany had very active R&D on Public transportation's system like Transrapid or Cabinentaxi


Cabintaxi in English, was a German people mover development project undertaken by Demag and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm with funding and support
from the Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (BMFT, the German Ministry of Research and Development).
August 1973 by a 150 meter test track and three 3-passenger vehicles installed near German town of Hagen.
1976 the test track was expand to 1,9 km
in 1979 the financing of program was stop by new German government
in Juli 1981 the test track was demolished
English links
]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinentaxi
German links
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinentaxi
http://www.gleismann.de/15.cabinentaxi/c3.html
Youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERdF0FK-2io
 

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Wonderful stuff, thanks for sharing! It would be very interesting to see what could be one with this kind of technology today. I can think of many places that could benefit from this kind of service--I grew up in a city of less than 200,000 that anchors a metropolitan area of over 1.5 million but has only buses and taxis for public transport within that area.
 

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Well, at least they had the wit to propose a *range* of cab sizes !!


Pushing a wheel-chair on a regular basis, and struggling from car to house with umpteen bags of shopping mean I am sensitized to proposals for 'phone-box' cabs that fit two (2) fit, unladen twenty-somethings at a pinch. How such urban transit systems are meant to cope with a family defies imagination...
 

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I found another Video about "Cabinentaxi" and some info about Krauss Maffei "Transurban"
german Language
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8DP50YQ-Tc

And a very Odd presentation of H-Bahn system from 1987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibZR3Sqaf8Y&list=PL9qowYAix8TEM5HhXg4jH0hv4OUS_-2XH&index=3
 

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An interesting find. But as commented back in 2011, there are space considerations relating to passengers that tend to trip these things up.
 
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