The Project


Unstoppable Transportation System: Fact or Fiction?

Every known transportation system MUST STOP to drop or incorporate passengers, imposing severe limitations to its efficiency. Many attempts have been made and a few people have claimed to have invented the “magic bullet”, the Holy Grail of urban transport, but nobody so far has found a working, feasible solution…NOBODYSO FAR

…But is it possible? Is it possible to build and properly operate a passenger transportation system that never stops? Is it the long awaited solution to the actual urban displacement chaos? The answer to these questions is only one:




It’s TTube time! 
The Unstoppable Transportation System is no more a Fiction. It’s a Fact!

Since the invention of the wheel, humans have conceived transport as something that necessarily has to stop and restart again to fulfill its mission… until a man thought outside the box and found the only possible solution, the only one that works and could be working in a few years from now.

Yes, Prof. Betancourt approached the problem in a new, very innovative way, and with the help of Eng.Gutierrez they conceptualized the problem in a different way, and so they came to TTube, the solution you’re about to discover. 



Mass/Energy Ratio in “acceleration-braking-acceleration”

Since human beings conceived the passenger systems by any means possible: sea, air or land, everything was based on one -and apparently very reasonable- operating principle: the transport starts moving with a certain number of passengers, and stops to drop some of them and to pick up some others at a previously set or called by any notice point (stations, bus stops, etc.).

Humans have changed several principles in the cooking of food, in how they get the exterior and interior lighting, in the way they design and build their homes, and even  in the way that they develop their social relations (Internet) ..., however, they maintain the same operation principle of the transportation systems.

Why?

Because until now no one had found a simple, safe and feasible way to let people descend from any kind of vehicle without having to stop it, which not only leads to an extra expenditure of energy and a loss of efficiency, but also to the usual delays for passengers who continue their journey and have to be "stopped" and then set in motion and accelerated again. This make them part of the mass of the vehicle and increase the lack of efficiency, having to use an enormous energy to move millions of tons of mass (vehicular and human) that require to be accelerated and braked dozens of times in a single route.

Traditional Transport Principle and its impact on the Environment

The braking and acceleration maneuvers result in excess of greenhouse gases, which increased in large cities by the number of traffic lights, intersections and other elements that tend to increase the mandatory stops (and later starts). It is well known that effects of these greenhouse gases are causing climate change, desertification and other disasters, caused by of a contradictory civilization, with dramatically improvements in some fields, while in others is stranded in time.



The inability to control the duration of the trip

In our modern world we hate more than anything uncontrollable variables, which we cannot change, as during a hurricane, volcanic eruption or feared earthquakes ... and in our everyday life we hate that we never know exactly how long it will takes to move from one point to another in our cities. This "uncertainty" not only makes us to arrive late to our job or to an important appointment, but also forces us to leave early ("for what might happen"), wasting the most precious resource of human beings: the time.

The possibility of increasing the current transport capacity is very limited

We all know that the solution is not to widen the highways (if we cannot extend the “in and out roadways”), and that we can’t increase the number of buses (since the ones we already have are causing such traffic jams that go far beyond the imagination of Steven Spielberg or the eccentricities of Lady Gaga). We also know that it is very costly to expand the Metro lines to new growth business or urban areas... and fly like Superman or Batman, is somewhat outside of our modest budgets. When scientists calculate the loss in people lifetime due to transport problems, the complicated mathematical formulas could lead to a simple phrase: a real solution would extend by several years the life of the average person who studies, works, and socializes.

And then comes TTube to the rescue…

It’s a system of tunnels suspended on pillars (without partitions), in which interior electromagnetic sidewalks or mats move at constant speed. They’re mounted in closed-loop trajectories (with the "tail attached to the head") that never stop ... but perfectly allow passengers to safely access to or descend from the main transporter according with their destinations.

We’re not still telling you how we can manage this deal so we can keep your interest in this fascinating adventure and gain your support to get it done, but so to add a little more excitement to what you has already in mind, let’s say that not only you can go up or down without any problem of a mechanism that never stops (and travels faster than the average speed of the current urban transport), but you can change routes or “lines” without they having to stop and without an extra effort from your side.

Sound like Science Fiction?

Yes, but it is not. Please review the page "About Us" to check the experience and professionalism of those involved in this technological advancement, both the creators of the concept, and those who have been evaluating the invention in some prestigious business, governmental and scientific institutions.


TTube is as obvious as great. The system is made of two transporting mechanisms: the “main transporter” is the one that continuously moves at a constant speed and the “auxiliary transporter” (the one that is located only in the accessing and descending points or stations), which in a certain range equals the speed of the main transporter so people can easily pass from one to another.

The auxiliary transporter has three different speed zones: one for acceleration, one with constant speed, and another one for deceleration, and is positioned immediately adjacent to the main transporter.

Simple, right?

And also very effective and efficient, as we all know that the increased energy expenditure occurs when the mass starts to move, but TTube never stops; so the energy consumption is much lower than in the traditional transportation systems (buses, trolleybuses, trains, cars, etc..), in addition that here we only have to move the floor, so the mass to be moved is also much lower.



THE OTHER VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION that the inventors had to solve was how to get the auxiliary transporter to accelerate from the minimum speed that brings a walking person when joins the sidewalk  until it reaches the speed of the main transporter (about 15 mph , which  exceeds the average speed of buses in large cities - see FAQs).  And the same thing happens when people must be brought from their “traveling speed” to the minimum speed at which they can return to the street in a natural and safe way.

This was solved by an ingenious mechanism of panels of different sizes, which overlap and performance is part of the patented know-how of the invention (so at the moment we cannot provide further details), but in theory and practice it has been proven to work efficiently and with total security.

TTube will change your view of urban transport

TTube is cheaper, more efficient and cleaner than anything else we know, and at the same time it transforms TRAVELING TIME INTO A CONTROLLED VARIABLE. Yes, TTube allows you to know exactly how long it takes to go from one point to another in the cities, as the main transporter always travels at constant speed, and it’s not interrupted by traffic jams or stopped at traffic lights ... and You no longer have to wait for the bus or the train: TTube is always there for you: you just get to the nearest station and immediately start your journey. Bon Voyage!
 
 

For more detailed information see FAQs.