The RailCab system is a novel transportation system that allows comfortable journeys on rails while at the same time satisfying the desire for individual mobility, with no distinction being made between local and long-distance traffic. The RailCabs can transport passengers or goods directly to their destination without the need for reloading or changing trains. The vehicles run on demand and not according to schedule. They can be ordered and configured via telecommunication services.
An important element of the new traffic system are small, driverless vehicles. These so-called RailCabs are not coupled mechanically and have steerable wheels so that on more frequented routes they can form convoys automatically, thus reducing air resistance, increasing transportation capacity, and saving enormous amounts of energy.
Furniture and fixtures of the RailCabs comply with the passengers’ wishes and can be configured individually. The interior is designed to serve different purposes: there are large-capacity vehicles for all requirements related to public transport, but also office and comfort equipments for private transport. Thus the passengers can make the most of their journey time in various ways.