Use of rail:

An average district measures 3 x 3 miles. The max. distance to the access point is 3 miles. The typical distance driven by a RUF on road is 2 miles because people tend to choose the access point closest to the destination rather than the one closest to the origin.

A typical commuter trip is 12 miles and other trips are typical 10 miles. The typical rail trip will be approx. 10 miles because the shorter trips wil be driven in the streets. It is estimated that a typical commuter trip will use 3 sections of the rail or 9 miles and a typical normal trip will use 2 sections of the rail or 6 miles.

Both RUFs and MAXI-RUFs collect power from the rail, so the batteries can be partly recharged. The travel time is short (2.5 min for one rail section of 3 miles), so with present battery technology, it is not possible to fully recharge an empty battery during a normal trip.

It is assumed that the system is used up to 0.5 of its maximum capacity. Calculations are therefore made with 16,000 MAXI-RUFs and 32,000 RUFs using the rail system at a time. On top of this, RUFs and MAXI-RUFs are driving in the streets in order to bring passengers to the rail system. During rush-hours up to 3 MAXI-RUFs can be coupled and driven on normal streets by one chauffeur.

On the rail is calculated with a 50% occupancy rate of MAXI-RUFs and 1,2 pass. per RUF.