It sounds to me like there's some expensive, vulnerable guidance system
under the road and money is no object to the Chinese. A similar technology
by Bombardier (Primove) was trialled in Europe. It was so costly to set up
and maintain that they abandoned the project.
On Tuesday, 23 May 2023 at 16:48:06 UTC+10 Mark Skinner wrote:
> Meanwhile, Adelaide's O-Bahn buses, er "trackless trams" are in their 36th
> year of operation. And double ended buses in airports for much longer than
> that. Plus, I wouldn't even try to guess how old articulated buses are. Is
> there anything actually new here...apart from the breathless headlines?
> Sarcasm aside, why don't these people just say they are trying a guided
> busway? Perfectly understandable to everyone. Why do they have to puff it
> up by saying they are trialling (sic) a trackless tram (sic), and
> pretending it's something new.
> It, and its performance have been round for years. Why do they need to try
> it? If they are that uncertain about it, perhaps it's not such a good idea?
> On Tue, 23 May 2023, 6:58 am Greg Sutherland, gregsut...@...>
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