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View Poll Results: What is your favorite method of transportation
Public transportation as it exists today 1 3.85%
Private transportation as it exists today 8 30.77%
Public transportation with greater access 10 38.46%
Private transportation with improved technology that automatically takes you to a destination 7 26.92%
Walking 6 23.08%
None - N/A 5 19.23%
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:30 AM
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Check out this link:

http://www.foxnews.com/video-search/...tm?q=%27bus%27


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" What the first thing you learn when you get your driving license keep your hands on the wheel. So why bus driver this one. Why is he being careful to keep his hands off the real because this fuss is part of a magnetic magnetic guidance system it's brand it. You may see it -- what a regular basis in the not too distant future. Transit agencies continually upgrade city buses to make them greener and more passenger friendly. But the newest technology to hit the road is so advanced the driver doesn't need to -- the -- It's an informant transcend that turns -- into railway basically without the infrastructure 'cause. Until the home news station instead -- will be built up to meet buses outfitted with new magnetic guidance systems. This prototype being tested near Oakland runs on the same principle that has allowed platoons of test vehicles in San Diego to cruise just inches apart. Now for the first time the technology's being tested on a city street. Engineers from UC Berkeley and that it stacks of magnets into the pavement that transmit information to sensors under the bus. There is a driver to work the brakes and override the system if need be but otherwise this is a hands free operation. The magnetic guidance system controls the steering and allows more precision docking. Basically without a driver this -- can stop to within one inch of the -- We tested the claim with a couple of glasses on a makeshift higher platform and sure enough the magnetic guidance system brought the coach right up to the car."

" That makes taking -- instead of the thinking on them in a million years I don't know how can get on my groceries are high -- means you can just roll -- seventy efficiency."

" A pilot program is also under way at Eugene Oregon and transit officials hope faster more efficient operation will attract more riders. Meanwhile the cost of replacing the magnets and retrofitting current -- is still being worked out. But these engineers are confident transit agencies will be unable to resist magnetic technology -- And expect to begin passenger service in about three years. In San Leandro Claudia Cowan Fox News. That's pretty cool."
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That is really really cool. Can't wait to see it in action.
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