AutoTram – Future Public Transportation (video)
The Fraunhofer System Research envisions the future as transport without emitting those dreadful fumes and carbon into our atmosphere. Working on a large-scale project to come up with the public transport of tomorrow, the Fraunhofer research team has developed something it calls the “AutoTram”. Presently under research, the vehicle is designed to be as a tram and as flexible as a bus.
Powered by lithium-ion battery systems, the AutoTram does not require rails or overhead wires. Instead, it rolls on rubber tires and simply follows white lines on the street. Equipped with highly efficient electric drive motors and control units as well as high-performance batteries and supercapacitors, this green vehicle is capable of transport passengers with nearly zero emissions.