HPT

 

9.0 Infrastructure Materials, Construction and Maintenance:

9.4Umbilical Cord - Not Buried:

All electrical apparatus required for the propulsion and control of Grid vehicles will be installed via an electrical umbilical cord placed along the lower corridor of the Grid Rail=s vertical surface. Although exposed to the elements, the cord will be wrapped with weatherproof material of significant strength to avoid penetration by birds, or other hazards. Via satellite, a separately powered system provides a back-up in the event of Grid sabotage or damage. In an emergency, the Grid backup system can be powered, short term, by the energy stored in each Grid compliant vehicle=s batteries, allowing Grid vehicles to exit in the normal course, via Phase I protocol, with no Grid computer input.