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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization's Low Carbon Transport Project hosted a workshop seminar on sustainable transport and mobility for cities in Durban on the 30th of March 2017. This workshop was presented with the aim of highlighting the benefits of using electrified mobility powered by renewable energy. The objectives of the workshop included: Enlightening members of the sustainable transport fraternity in South Africa; sharing the current policy developments for sustainable transport use and operations; discussing the environmental benefits of including electric vehicles in South Africa’s transportation modal mix; offering insights to the various types of transport modes available and those suitable for city commuting and public services; proposing methods to include green vehicles into local government fleets; discussing the possibilities of converting a fleet to electric drive vehicles through other initiatives; demonstrating macroeconomic factors to better understand how the introduction of electrified transport modes could add value to the economy of the city and South Africa at large.

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Futran podcast unido_sustainable_transport_and_mobility_for_cities_workshop_andrieslouw_20170330

  1. 1. 1© 2016 MiloTek Copyright 2016Futran Limited Futran Podcars Made in Africa for the world
  2. 2. 2© 2016 MiloTek Index • The future of transportation • The Futran System • South African examples
  3. 3. 3© 2016 MiloTek The traffic problems in Africa are worse than in most other places on the planet • In 2012 the World Bank calculated that Cairo loses an estimated $8 billion annually to traffic congestion. • In 2015, the population of Lagos surpassed Cairo's to become the biggest city in Africa. • Kinshasa-Brazzaville is predicted to become Africa’s largest, and the world’s 11th largest, city by 2025.
  4. 4. 4© 2016 MiloTek And by 2050, African cities will have 3 citizens for every 1 they have today! Africa’s rate of urbanization soared from 15% in 1960 to 40% in 2010, and is projected to reach 60% in 2050 (UN Habitat 2010), while the population will double between now and 2050 In 2015 the African urban population was standing at 400 million people. In the next 35 years, that number will climb by a staggering 800 million people!
  5. 5. 5© 2016 MiloTek Let us put African urbanization growth into perspective… The urbanised population of China is projected to reach 800 million people sometime in 2017! In the next 35 years, that number is expected to climb by only 200 million people Currently, African cities do not cope with population growth and will have to be re-fitted just to handle their current populations. On top of this, Africa only has 35 years to build the equivalent of every single city in the whole of China!
  6. 6. 6© 2016 MiloTek Globally, Automated Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is seen as the future of public transportation PRT, also referred to as podcars, is a public transport mode featuring small automated vehicles operating on a network of specially built guideways
  7. 7. 7© 2016 MiloTek Various forms of driverless, automated PRT systems are being developed or deployed around the world Confined Tube based Dedicated Road Bus Open Road Bus Open Road Taxi Ground level guideway Elevated guideway Suspended guideway 7 Main forms of Automated Pods for public transportation
  8. 8. 8© 2016 MiloTek Suspended PRT podcars however hold the greatest promise for low cost, mass transit Skytran example Mister example Metrino example Beamways example Jpods example Supraways example OpenPRT example • Use existing right of way • Easier control system • Nothing can block the track • Lower track cost • No traffic disruptions • Retain use of land below • Run into buildings • Easily Crosses rivers, roads etc. • Massive solar power real estate • Snow, rain, mud immune • Enhanced passenger safety • Enhanced pedestrian safety • Higher throughput
  9. 9. 9© 2016 MiloTek The Wuppertal Suspended bus system has been operational since 1901! Unlike PRT, this system uses drivers, are not automated, run on schedule, stop at every station and cannot operate 24 hours per day
  10. 10. 10© 2016 MiloTek Mitsubishi deployed a very successful system in two Japanese cities over the past 35 years Similar to the Wuppertal system, this is a bus system and not an automated PRT system, but still its benefits are significant
  11. 11. 11© 2016 MiloTek Similarly, the Siemens designed H-Bahn bus system in Dortmund and Dusseldorf is running very successfully This is also a bus system and not an automated PRT system
  12. 12. 12© 2016 MiloTek The Mexican government invested in the creation of their own suspended PRT system OEM Online City México: Given the mobility problems that occur in Mexico City, Urban Transport High Custom (TUEP), whose prototype project was funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (SECITI), can be a complementary system to public transport such as Metro and Metrobus, due to its low cost of operation and maintenance. SECITI argued that it should begin running in Polanco-Santa Fe, an area with a high population growth and mobility problems.
  13. 13. 13© 2016 MiloTek The competition to launch the public transportation system of the future is now on! SKYTRAN; LAGOS, NIGERIA APRIL 21, 2016 skyTran® Inc., headquartered at NASA Research Park and NataZone Ltd. announced their intention to build a 40+ KM system in Lagos, Nigeria... It provides skyTran with an important foothold in the awakening Africa transportation sector, and joins other skyTran initiatives in India, Israel, France, and the USA. JPODS In April 2016 Bill James (JPods) negotiated $70 m equity and $600m project financing for JPOD PRT systems in China and the USA…
  14. 14. 14© 2016 MiloTek Latest announcements of clients that are ready to procure • India, New Delhi, 6 October 2016: The government will soon implement the Personal Rapid Transit or Metrino project in the National Capital Region, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said. The pilot project, which will cost (US$ 200 million), have a 12.3-km track, 13 stations and 1 100 pods. • Abu Dhabi, 14 January 2017: Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar is inviting selected industry specialists to develop the next phase of the driverless vehicle transit network serving its flagship sustainable urban development Masdar City.
  15. 15. 15© 2016 MiloTek South America – Mass transit cable carts This new wave of urban chairlift construction kicked off in Medellín, Colombia, which introduced the new system to serve underprivileged hilltop neighbourhoods. Soon, the idea caught on across Latin America, and cable cars began hauling passengers in major cities such as Caracas, Manizales, Rio de Janeiro, and most recently La Paz, Bolivia. 3000 people per hour per line.
  16. 16. 16© 2016 MiloTek The South African developed Futran System is the leading suspended PRT system in the world 16
  17. 17. 17© 2016 MiloTek 17 The first Futran System mining site is going live in January 2018 For this client, we have to haul 350 000 tons of coal per month over 2.7 kms, across a road and a railway line, at a much reduced rate to that of a trucking solution… Elandspruit Mine Futran Track
  18. 18. 18© 2016 MiloTek The Futran system was tested and improved on an external track of approximately 1km outside Brits 18
  19. 19. 19© 2016 MiloTek Nutrans (moving units) that can each carry up to 12 tons of ore are used to carry both ore and waste 19
  20. 20. 20© 2016 MiloTek Futran OreVeyor Video
  21. 21. 21© 2016 MiloTek The core of the mobile unit (Nutran) is the motorised bogie with its slave bogies from which the skips are attached The Nutran consists of the motorised bogie that clamps to the track between the top drive wheel and the bottom clamping wheels, four slave bogies arranged in 2 groups, directional rollers forcing it to run on the track, air brakes to supplement the regenerating brakes and two attachment arms to attach the skips to. Slave bogies Attachment arm Attachment arm Motorised bogie Air brakes Directional rollers
  22. 22. 22© 2016 MiloTek The same Futran core technology is shared between mining systems and public transit systems
  23. 23. 23© 2016 MiloTek Futran people pods are 6 to 8 seater units that are designed to add to the architecture of a city
  24. 24. 24© 2016 MiloTek 5 to 8 door stations will be positioned all along a public transport network to enable easy access from anywhere
  25. 25. 25© 2016 MiloTek Pods that do not need to stop at a station merely run past them to the station where they need to be
  26. 26. 26© 2016 MiloTek Public transit funded by the private sector and running at a profit!? • The technology was developed to allow low cost public transportation that can run at a profit! • Our model is to deploy the public transit systems, in collaboration and partnership with local authorities, using private sector funding, and then operating them at a profit without subsidization from the state or local authorities The objective is to enable low cost, safe, reliable, environmentally friendly public transportation for the poorest of the poor!
  27. 27. 27© 2016 MiloTek Bookings and payment can be made using one of three systems 1. Mobile phone app The preferred payment and booking method where you register your phone, credit card and personal details for easy payment and booking 2. Station based kiosk Station based kiosks will be available for instances where people do not have time to download the app, or do not understand it, or prefer credit card payments over online payments 3. Pre-loaded access card Pre-loaded cards can be purchased at the kiosks, but will also be available from travel agents and hotels, especially for foreign visitors and cruise liner passengers
  28. 28. 28© 2016 MiloTek As a public transit system, a single lane Futran track throughput is higher than that of two lane highway Track throughput given different variables Scanario > 1 2 3 4 5 5 POD TRAINS 8 POD TRAINS Speed (km/h) 40 45 50 55 60 50 50 Headway (Secs) 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.5 1.5 1.5 Average People per pod 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 5 6 Maximum efficiency 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 75% 85% Meters per second 11.1 12.5 13.9 15.3 16.7 13.9 13.9 Headway 38.9 37.5 34.7 30.6 25 20.8 20.8 Pods per hour 1029 1200 1440 1800 2400 3600 4100 Single track throughpout 2 880 4 050 5 760 8 415 12 960 13 500 20 910 Double track throughput 5 760 8 100 11 520 16 830 25 920 27 000 41 820 People per hour The peak capacity of the N2 highway to Durban is less than 2400 vehicles per hour
  29. 29. 29© 2016 MiloTek Why the excitement? IN THE REAL WORLD, urban necessities are NOT close to each other and people and goods have to travel between destinations by car, bus or taxi Specialised Shopping Offices Warehousing High Income Residential Low Income Residential Restaurants Mall Shopping Entertainment
  30. 30. 30© 2016 MiloTek With the Futran Podcar System, distance becomes almost irrelevant WITH THE FUTRAN SYSTEM, urban necessities are within minutes of each other, making it the same as if you walked there if they were right next to each other! Specialised Shopping Offices Warehousing High Income Residential Low Income Residential Restaurants Mall Shopping Entertainment 5 Minutes 8 Minutes 4 Minutes 12 Minutes 16 Minutes 10 Minutes 6 Minutes
  31. 31. 31© 2016 MiloTek Proposal for Cape Town
  32. 32. 32© 2016 MiloTek The Future of
  33. 33. 33© 2016 MiloTek Green technology: It is easy to deploy large solar systems on top of the Futran System track The tracks are suspended in the air and the pods do not run on top of them, so the space is available for solar panels, making it possible to deploy the system as an Independent Power Producer generating up to 1MW of electricity per kilometre of track
  34. 34. 34© 2016 MiloTek Environmentally friendly • With a VERY small footprint on the ground, the system makes little impact on the environment • Rivers, streams, wetlands, valleys, hills can be traversed easily and with little impact • Animals, agriculture, wildlife and natural vegetation will not be disturbed by the units moving overhead • The track is sleek and visually appealing • Piling can be used to limit the footprint on the ground even more With its small footprint and height above the ground, the Futran System will have very little impact on the environment
  35. 35. 35© 2016 MiloTek Environmentally friendly: Environmental awards The Futran System won the 2016 South African World Wildlife Foundation Climate Solver award for the technology that holds the promise of making the biggest impact on carbon reduction
  36. 36. 37© 2016 MiloTek Durban Phase 1A: By deploying a Futran Podcars track in Durban, tourists would not need rental cars 20 km track 40 stations 720 pods <R10 per trip
  37. 37. 38© 2016 MiloTek PHASE 1B: It is sensible to link Durban to Ballito, the airport and Umhlanga with the Futran track Umhlanga Durban King Shaka International Ballito Extra track: 70km Extra stations: 45 Extra pods: 1 000 The extension of the track network will integrate the region and take a lot of cars off the road! Tourists will not need rental cars any longer.
  38. 38. 39© 2016 MiloTek PHASE 1B: Between Durban and Umhlanga, various shopping centres can be linked to the track Durban North Hyper La Lucia Checkers Dbn North Gateway Umhlanga By linking Durban to Gateway and Umhlanga, not only does the traffic increase dramatically, but a range of shops and malls and hotels are linked to the track, making it easy to travel and shop between Durban and Umhlanga.
  39. 39. 40© 2016 MiloTek PHASE 1B: By linking King Shaka airport and Ballito to Durban, a lot of tourists can now easily access Durban King Shaka International Umdloti La Merci Tongaat Beach Zimbali Balito The more affluent tourists from Zimbali and Balito will now be able to travel to the airport, Durban and Umhlanga at low cost, quickly and safely, opening up increased commerce opportunity for the region
  40. 40. 41© 2016 MiloTek Hotel passes for Tourists! • Hotels will be offered special rates for private pod travel of 100km per guest per day (i.e. R40 per guest per day) • These rates can be included in the hotel room rate to make travel free of charge for the guest when using their room key card • Guests will be entertained and given city information in their own language Free travel in private pods for hotel guests anywhere along the track!
  41. 41. 43© 2016 MiloTek Benefits to RSA and Cape Town in a nutshell 1. Tourism enhancement 2. Local manufacturing in KZN 3. Direct job creation 4. Formal job creation enhancement 5. Informal job creation enhancement 6. No job losses 7. Green technology (solar driven) 8. Environmentally friendly 9. Safe transportation 10. Stimulus for economic revival 11. Others
  42. 42. 44© 2016 MiloTek Johannesburg: ORT to Lanseria route Distance: 150km Stations: 275 Pods: 5 250
  43. 43. 45© 2016 MiloTek Imagine a future where… 8h00 ON A MONDAY MORNING • Fourways to Sandton = 8 minutes • Midrand to CBD = 15 minutes • Soweto to Randburg = 15 minutes • Roodepoort to Sandton = 12 minutes • Lanseria to Lenasia = 25 minutes
  44. 44. 46© 2016 MiloTek The End Andries Louw (Director) Mail: Mobile: +27 83 995 8231 Together we will make it happen!