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guideway

(ˈɡaɪdˌweɪ)
n
(General Engineering) a track that controls the motion of something that moves along it, as the moving object is fitted to the track and so turns when the track turns
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Calculations can be done on a combination of linear recirculating bearing and guideway assemblies, based on rollers or balls with track rollers and yoke type track rollers.
Developed in partnership with ATS Ltd, the innovative PRT will consist of a fleet of 18 low-energy, battery-powered, driverless vehicles capable of carrying around four passengers and their luggage, that will travel along a dedicated guideway.
A maglev train floats slightly above the guideway on a magnetic field.
The Las Vegas Monorail is a seven-station, 4-mile, monorail system operating on an elevated guideway and providing access to nearly every major hotel and attraction on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The magnetised coil running along the track - called a guideway - repels the large magnets on the train's undercarriage, allowing the train to levitate as much as four inches above the guideway.
It uses automatically controlled vehicles, which can fit a maximum of 4 passengers, traveling on their own guideway network to provide an on demand and nonstop service from any station to any other on the network.
The LSM system consists of meter-long linear synchronous motors that connect end-to-end within a vehicle guideway system.
The trains work by floating above a fixed guideway track on an electro-magnetic "cushion" and are guided, propelled and braked by variable frequency electric currents passed through the guideway.
The precision is achieved through enhancements to the bearing raceway geometry to minimize ball pulsations and reduce the influence of guideway bolts to the smooth movement of the runner block.
* Intermodal Transit Systems Guideway, Orlando, Fla.
Three options are under consideration: bus rapid transit on fixed-path, reserved highway lanes; light-rail transit on standard rail lines; and automated guideway transit similar to the elevated Clarian People Mover serving hospitals in downtown Indianapolis.
Under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21 st Century (TEA-21), Congress authorized federal funding for New Starts fixed guideway transit projects--including rail and bus rapid transit projects that met certain criteria.