It wouldn't really endanger the mag lev seeing as it's quite impossible but it's still nice to tell
Again, a direct translation of a Dutch article...
Title: Wild Plans
Almost every week we find someone who has thought of his very own plan to solve the traffic problems in major cities. We're growing so tired of it, we had actually decided not to write about it for some time. But the idea of the American Frank Randak is so wild, we couldn't stop ourself.
Randak wants to construct a cartrain. The why part is unclear. He sees the positive sides of both train and car and thinks that a combination of the two would create a supertransportation device. DualMode transportation
is what it's called.
But the guy isn't planning building a trein where the cars neatly drive on and off it. No; with the Advanced Vehicle Transport (AVT) this process happens at top-speed...
Randak's website explains how it works... There are two raised lanes on either side of the tracks on which the AVT trains keep driving. (At rush hour, every eight seconds a train will pass). Shuttles pick up the cars at a departure point, where the driver typed his destination. At speeds of over 300 KM/H the shuttle overtakes the train which moves at a speed of 120 KM/H. It connects itself with the train and the car is moved onto the train over a conveyor belt. At the destination the cars get off the trains the same way.
Brilliant, wild, new, funny, smart and totally impossiblehttp://www.avt-train.com