Ruhr-Universität Bochum

19./20. Sept. 2002

 

 

     

 

 

 

 
    

 

 

Sehr geehrte 

Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Dear Colleagues, 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

    

 

 

 

 

Gütertransport in Deutschland und in nahezu allen Ländern und Metropolen der Welt erfolgt überwiegend durch den Straßenverkehr. Dieser erreicht durch ständig steigende Anforderungen die Leistungsgrenze mit weitreichenden Folgen: staubedingte Kosten und Friktionen sowie ökologische Konsequenzen (Lärm, Schadstoffe, Flächen- und Energieverbrauch usw.).
Freight transportation in Germany as well as in nearly all countries and metropolises means road traffic. Reaching the upper capacity limit leads to serious consequences: Traffic jam induced costs and frictions, ecological consequences (noise, pollution, consumption of space and energy, etc.). 
Flexible, schnelle und zuverlässige Güterverteilung in verkehrssensitiven Ballungsgebieten erfordert von der bestehenden, überlasteten Verkehrsinfrastruktur unabhängige, jedoch mit ihr verknüpfte Verkehrsträger: Automatisierte Transportsysteme durch unterirdische Rohrleitungen bieten wirtschaftliche und besonders nachhaltige Lösungen. 
Flexible, quick and reliable distribution in traffic sensitive conurbation needs transportation systems being independent of but nevertheless interactive with the existing infrastructure: Automatic tube/tunnel transportation systems provide economical delivery and especially lasting solutions. 
In den letzten Jahren wurden dazu vielfältige Projekte entwickelt. Die  ISUFT 2002 soll eine Basis zur Präsentation neuester Entwicklungen und zur fachübergreifenden Diskussion technischer, wirtschaftlicher und rechtlicher Möglichkeiten, Potentiale und Herausforderungen bieten.
Diverse projects have been developed in the last years. The ISUFT 2002 will be a place to present recent developments and interdisciplinary discussion of technical, economical, and legal possibilities, opportunities, and challenges.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Stein

Yours very sincerely

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Stein

 

Unter der Schirmherrschaft des Ministerpräsidenten des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Herr Wolfgang Clement

Under the Patronage of the Minister President of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Mr. Wolfgang Clement

 

 

 

 

   
      

 

Welcome Message

by the Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Reduction of goods traffic on the streets – this is a primary aim of the traffic policy of our state. A very promising attempt to achieve this is offered by  “CargoCap”, a system of underground pipelines similar to pneumatic dispatch systems. “CargoCap” makes possible, the automatically controlled underground transport of goods. The objective is to supplement and partly replace existing traffic systems.

The advantages are obvious. There would not only be fewer goods vehicles on the roads, but also the environment would benefit by utilization of a low-pollution propulsion technique. The new means of conveyance makes goods transport more reliable as it is independent of above-ground traffic jams.

At the Ruhr-University Bochum the interdisciplinary project group “Underground Transport and Supply Systems” has been working on the technical implementation of the “CargoCap” concept since 1998. The theoretical research and development work is almost complete so that a start can now be made with putting the concept into practice. The government of our federal state supports the forthcoming pilot-testing of the project.

Against this background a better venue could hardly have been chosen for the ISUFT 2002 congress. I wish all participants thought-provoking lectures and discussions and a pleasant stay in the heart of the Ruhr-region.

 

Mail to :

isuft2002@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

 

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