Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT)
technology where travel occurs without air friction or rolling resistance (like “Space Travel on Earth”); ETT can accomplish 50 times more transportation per kWh than electric cars or trains. ETT is silent, low cost, safe, faster than jets, and is electric.
Air is permanently removed from 2 tubes along a travel route (two-way). Pressurized car sized passenger capsules travel in the tubes on frictionless maglev. Airlocks at stations allow transfer without admitting air. Linear electric motors accelerate the capsules, then they coast through the vacuum most of the trip using no power. Energy is recovered when they stop.
Speed in initial ETT systems is 350 mph for in state trips, and will be developed to 4,000 mph for international travel that will take you from NYC to Beijing in 2 hours at a tenth the cost of airfare. ETT is networked as are freeways. ETT capsules (hauling up to 6 people or 3 pallets of cargo) are automatically routed non-stop between “off-line” stations that are disbursed according to demand, so ETT has potential to eventually serve homes.
ETT capsules weigh only 400 lbs, yet like a SUV, haul 800lbs of people or cargo. A twentieth as much guideway material is required to support ETT capsules than to support locomotives. Material savings, and use of automated pipeline production, drops cost to less than a tenth the cost of High Speed Rail, or a fourth the cost of a freeway. With automated passive switching, a single 350mph ETT tube can exceed 16 lanes freeway capacity, further economizing.
Collectively companies have invested billions developing ETT; (although most are not aware of it yet); for instance, many companies produce pipelines (tubes), vacuum pumps, and electronics to automate it all. Everything exists to start building ETT now. ETT is being implemented in Asia; we can wait and buy ETT from others; OR we can leverage our superior capacities and be first to market.
The ETT Patent
is assigned to et3.com Inc., an open consortium. An inclusive license agreement
offers any entity incentives to participate in ETT implementation using their “off-the-shelf” assets (materials, parts, technologies, skills, labor, and capacities). For information contact: Daryl Oster, firstname.lastname@example.org , POB 1423, Crystal River FL 34423-1423, (352)257-1310, www.et3.com
(c) 2008 all rights reserved. ETT, et3, "space travel on earth" and the et3 logo are trademarks and service marks of et3.com Inc.
ETT IS NOT A SCALED UP VERSION OF PNEUMATIC TUBE TRANSPORT (PTT) COMMON AT BANK DRIVE-UP TELLERS
STUDY THIS FILE BEFORE CONCLUDING THAT ETT IS "TOO EXPENSIVE" -- IT COMPARES ETT TO A MAGLEV TRAINETTvTR_pp.xls
MANY PEOPLE WILL HAVE DETAILED TECHNICAL QUESTIONS THAT ARE ANSWERED IN THE PATENT DOCUMENT
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