THE FUTURE OF HIGHWAY TRAVEL, TODAY.

OVERLAND

The Problem

Nearly 90 percent of the population of the United States lives in 250 urban areas. Yet despite this fact, transportation systems have failed to adequately serve these urban areas. In recent decades, expressways have been built and roads widened, but the ubiquitous congestion and gridlock continues largely unabated.

The Solution

The solution to the traffic congestion and freight problems is the Overland Automated Transportation System, consisting of a six-foot-wide dual-mode elevated skyway with a maximum capacity equivalent to 12 lanes of interstate highway, as well as compatible vehicles that will seamlessly enter the guideway at local interchanges.

The Technology

The Overland Automated Transportation System uses a unique dual-mode system comprised of an elevated skyway to move traffic along at a constant speed of 150 miles per hour. It can accommodate a variety of vehicles, including single operator, autonomous and manually operated, multi-passenger and heavy freight.

 

ABOUT

The Overland Automated Transportation System is a novel and universal answer to the problem of the severe traffic congestion that plagues American cities today. The Overland ATS solution uses Integrative Transportation Engineering, which takes into account the technological, environmental, social, cultural, and  transportation components within the complete surface transportation landscape.

 

The Overland system will be an elevated skyway onto which various types of vehicles – single operator, autonomous, manually operated, multi-passenger, and heavy freight transports – will accelerate to 150 miles per hour along a guideway and then merge onto this skyway, eventually being able to travel coast to coast.

 

It will be comprised of a system of dual-mode transportation that will allow users a variety of options: ride sharing; trip rental; hourly leasing; and private vehicle ownership. The Overland system is the most energy-efficient solution to the problem of urban gridlock in terms of both cost and the use of natural resources. Our goal is to build this system here in the United States and to then implement it globally.

 

ADVANTAGE

The Problem

Nearly 90 percent of the population of the United States lives in 250 urban areas. Yet despite this fact, transportation systems have failed to adequately serve these urban areas. In recent decades, expressways have been built and roads widened, but the ubiquitous congestion and gridlock continues unabated. A second problem lies in moving freight across the country efficiently.

 

According to the Federal Highway Commission, the volume of freight is predicted to grow 45 percent from its current number to 29 billion tons annually by 2040. However, this predicted growth will be hampered by a shortage of drivers to move freight as existing drivers are aging and few millennials are slated to replace them. The current suggestions to alleviate this shortage of drivers – expanded trailer sizes, increased vehicle length, increased weight restrictions, and truck platooning – all present safety concerns. A third related problem is that of vehicular pollution. Converting freight vehicles to battery-powered engines has been suggested as a means of alleviating the heavy dependence on petroleum. However, that would add thousands of pounds of weight to the vehicle and would result in lowered efficiency and a direct reduction in cargo capacity.

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2012

Year Established

12

Patents Filed

100

Contractors Consulted

50+

Years of Experience
 
 

CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 352.248.0161 or fill out the following form

Head Office

3600 NW 43rd Street

Suite C-1

Gainesville, Florida  32606

 

info@overlandats.com

Tel: 352.248.0161

Employment

To apply for a job with Overland ATS, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: info@overlandats.com

Call Us: 352.248.0161

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