Raytheon PRT 2000 Prototype System Characteristics (as of November 16, 1995)


Vehicle Capacity - 4 passengers, seated. 1 Passenger in wheelchair with seated companion.

Line Capacity - Up to 3500 passengers per hour per direction with single guideway. Alignment design flexibility permits substantial increases in capacity.

Platform Capacity - 1000 to 3000 passengers per hour (2 to 10 berth stations)

Wait Time - Typically under 3 minutes during peak demand. Near zero off-peak.

Trip Time - 20-25 mph average speed. 2.5 to 3.5 minutes for a 1 mile trip.


Vehicle Speed - 30 mph maximum forward speed, 5 mph reverse speed, 15 mph push speed for fault management.

Service Breaking and Acceleration - 0.25g maximum. Jerk limited @ 0.25g/s

Emergency Braking - 0.25g to 0.5g fail-safe emergency braking.

Lateral Acceleration - 0.25 maximum, max 0.25 g/s using spiral transitions. Up to 6 degrees of superelevation.

Headway - Minimum searation of 2.5 seconds at 30 mph. Actual headway varies with traffic patterns.

Energy Use - 300 W-Hour/Vehicle


Design Features - Open structure with pipe support. 24" diameter support columns. Center walk surface. Electric anti-icing available.

Dimensions - 78" W x 76" H

Span - Up to 120 feet with standard structure.

Minimum Radius - 60 feet

Grade - Up to 6% continuous - full performance; 10% maximum


Vehicle Weight
- 4500 pounds

Vehicle Payload - 900 pounds

Cabin Features - 4 seated passengers or 1 passenger in wheel chair with companion. Reinforced fiberglass cabin construction, 32" automatic door on each side. Front and rear exterior lights. Built-in HVAC, passenger display and audio annunciator, emergency intercom. Ample floor space for luggage, wheel chair T-turn. Emergency hatch at front.

Cabin Dimensions

interior: 46"W x 76"L x 56"H

exterior: 65"W x 134"L x 65"H

Chassis Features - 4 wheel drive, 24" run-flat pneumatic tires. Dual, AC induction 50 KV motors. In-vehicle switch. Passive steering, all wheels. Four 12" lateral support wheels.


Design Features - 600V DC. Dual redundant utility feed. Two insulated distribution rails, anti-iced.


Design Features - Fully automated. AVP, AVO, AVS architecture. Communications based, moving block control. 2.4 Ghz spread spectrum, unlicensed radio.