HPT

 

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 System Name:

The Hybrid Personal Rail Transit System (HPR, Grid or System) is named in honor of Jamie Alexandra (Allie) Grimsley an 18 year old student who was killed in an automobile accident on August 17, 2005. HPR was initially designed for the purpose of saving lives and avoiding injuries by providing a safer, surface transportation environment. The benefits of HPR, however, go well beyond the Systems initial purpose.

1.2. Patent Description:

On July 16th, 2008, a preliminary application was accepted by the U.S. Patent Office entitled Hybrid Personal Rapid Transit (application number 61/129,754 – 071608 and, as amended, number 12352657). On April 26, 2011 the Patent Office issued a NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE, confirmation number 1272, pertaining to the patent application.. The US Patent Office, on July 12, 2011, issued a Patent for HPR, number US 7,975,620 B2. The Patent holder is, by way of assignment, Hybrid PRT, Incorporated, a Virginia, USA corporation, (hereafter the Company). The Company intends to design and build the HPR System, throughout the developed world by obtaining the air rights above current roadways, highways and other surface properties and by acquiring property where necessary.

1.3 Clean Sheet Design:

HPR is a completely new vision of surface transportation for the next generation of personal vehicles. An HPR vehicle will be very similar to a typical car, SUV or van except for its unique capability to drive on typical roadways from any home or office to an HPR entry point, travel at very high speed while using the HPR System and, after exiting the System, continue on to a final destination by, again, using existing roadways. Technology in use today, which is clearly adaptable to the HPR System, could be tailored to the System and put to use in a matter of a few years.

1.4 Improved Safety, Greater Speed and Zero Emissions:

The HPR System has the promise of delivering:
• increased speed of personal travel (as much as 135 to 175 MPH in stages I and II)
• greatly improved vehicle safety (nearing or matching airline standards)
• zero atmospheric emissions
• an appreciable reduction in the operating cost associated with personal surface travel
• vehicle battery charging while on the HPR Grid, enabling longer electric operation of personal vehicles after exiting the Grid
• multiple auxiliary fuels to propel HPR vehicles indefinitely while operating off the Grid as well as for emergency operation on the Grid in the event of a power outage.

1.5Personally Owned Vehicles:

HPR is based on the premise that most users of the System will wish to purchase or lease their own HPR compliant vehicles much as they do their current personal cars. Initially, HPR compliant vehicles would be substantially more expensive than today's cars. When the System is fully developed, economies of scale should reduce the cost of an HPR vehicle to just slightly more than non-HPR compliant vehicles.