STU Video Library
Please take the time to view just some of our video footage about the STU system:
Operating Scale Model of Single Rail System
In 2006, 1:10 scale model of super heavy duty single rail STU system was exposed to comprehensive testing.
Under conditions of strong side winds, the UniBus demonstrated its stability, safety and reliability. The reason for the larger sideways swinging movement is that the effect of the 1:10 scale and lower mass of the model equated to wind speeds of 10 times that experienced.
The tests verified computer modeling and further demonstrated that the STU system is ready to be used to transport passengers and freight across the city or across the country.
High Speed Dual Rail System
This video (using an example of the Jeddah-Makkah route) demonstrates how a high-speed dual rail system is able to carry up to 1.2 million passengers per day with a high level of comfort and safety. For this purpose 25-seat unibuses are combined at the terminal stations into trains to enable quick and simultaneous loading-unloading of 150 passengers.
The engine power of a high-speed (180 km/hour) passenger unibus is as little as 70 horsepower, fuel consumption for the high-speed travel is 0.3 liter per 100 passengers-km. With the total volume of 10 million passengers per year during 20 years, it will be possible to save up to 200,000 tons of fuel (USD 100 million) compared with using traditional buses.
Expo-2005 (Nagoya, Japan) Demonstration (Japanese with English Transcripts)
This film was demonstrated in the Russian pavilion at the International "EXPO-2005" Exhibition in the city of Nagoya, Japan.
A high-speed (500 km/hour) route "Moscow — Tokyo" was used as an example to demonstrate a heavy double-rail STU system. A comparative analysis was made between STU and other transportation systems including a high-speed railway, monorail and highway (Note that the comparison analysis of the cost of the track structure did not include the rolling stock and infrastructure costing was based on 2004 prices).
Today the scale of human losses as a result of traffic accidents are horrifying and the number of people killed every year is estimated in millions of deaths. Tens of millions of km of highways with their lifeless asphalt crust alone are responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of hectares. The total area destroyed under roads alone exceeds the total area of such countries as Germany and United Kingdom.
A wide-scale application of environmentally friendly and safe STU system will make it possible to preserve our Planet and convince our descendants that people could live in harmony with Nature, and this life is beautiful.
Computer Simulation of Dual Rail Track Construction
This video shows a simulation of one method of constructing a dual rail heavy duty system. This method involves constructing the track on on steel supports installed on a pile supported foundation. This modeling was subsequently used in 2001 to construct the first full-scale pilot track of 150 metres with supports up to 15 metres high.
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