Saturday, May 16, 2009
Feeder service in a town
A town can be served by a bus service (to bring passengers to the town center or train station) or by automated cars.
A bus has to stop at every stop to take and drop passengers. The fare has to be collected. The travelling time can be 2 or 3 times of an automated car that takes the passenger to the destination. A bus journey of 10 to 15 minuts can be done within 5 minutes on an automated car.
A bus can take many times the passengers of an automated car.
Which is better? Previously, there was no such choice, as an automated car was not possible. With the advance in computer technology, it is now possible to design an automated car (i.e. a car that can drive safely to the destination without the need for a driver). It is time to consider such an option.