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Stephen Roop, Freight Shuttle International: Autonomous Freight: Bringing the Future to the Present

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Stephen Roop, Freight Shuttle International: Autonomous Freight: Bringing the Future to the Present

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Stephen Roop, Freight Shuttle International: Autonomous Freight: Bringing the Future to the Present

  1. 1. Autonomous Freight: Bringing the Future to the Present 1
  2. 2. The Freight Shuttle System 2
  3. 3. • Problem: Growing inefficiency moving freight • One Solution: The Freight Shuttle System The Freight Shuttle System 3
  4. 4. A Rolling Conveyor for Freight 4
  5. 5. • Autonomous Freight Shuttles – Hybrid system; best features of truck and rail • Single-container transports • Steel-on-steel – Linear induction motors (LIMs) – Dedicated, elevated guideway • Non-divertible • Automated / driverless – To be built within existing highway or other ROW 5 The Freight Shuttle System 24/7 operations offer an option that will overcome capacity, reliability and security issues affecting freight transportation
  6. 6. Single-container Transporters Interface with Existing Intermodal Cargo Systems
  7. 7. Segmental Bridge Design Offers Design Flexibility
  8. 8. Segmental Bridge Construction
  9. 9. FS Transporter Testing
  10. 10. Governor Abbott Visits FSI
  11. 11. Freight Shuttle System in Service 11
  12. 12. Clean. Safe. Smart. 12 Stephen Roop, Ph.D. Chairman/President, FSI (979) 704-6485 steveroop@freightshuttle.com www.freightshuttle.com

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