Aerobus technology is recognized and respected throughout the world. Today's Aerobus is the result of a consistent, ongoing engineering and research activity.
The following provides a timeline of Aerobus installations. Currently, Aerobus has projects in various stages of development in the United States, China and South Korea.
|Swerikon, Switzerland / 1970 ~ 1974 |
Serving as a people mover on an ecological reserve, this first Aerobus installation tested long spans and the feasibility of a portable pylon floating on a lake. After a series of successes, the entire system was sold and moved to a ski resort in Canada.
Ste. Anne, Quebec, Canada / 1975 ~ 1992
|Dietlikon, Switzerland / 1974 |
A 500-meter circular track was designed to perfect an upgraded, articulated vehicle. Trials resulted in the design used for the Mannheim, Germany, installation.
|Mannheim, Germany / 1975 |
The 2.8 kilometer Aerobus guideway crossed the Neckar River, linking two parking sites of the Bundesgartenschau, or Federal Garden Show, in Mannheim, Germany. During a six-month period between April 1 and October 19, when the show ended, more than 2.5 million passengers rode the system without incident.
|US Government system evaluation / 1975 |
The Urban Mass Trans- portation Administration (UMTA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, sent an independent engineering firm to Mannheim, Germany, for the purpose of evaluating the Aerobus system. Their highly favorable assessment, called the UMTA report, was released later that same year.
Dietlikon, Switzerland / 1980 ~ 1983
US Government system evaluation / 1981
United States / 1989
United States / 1990
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