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1 Evaluation of Commuter System 2020—Final Report ENGR13100 –Fall 2010 12/07/10 Section No. 015 Team No. 10 Hyo hyun Ha David Yen Nicholas Rago Hwa Jong Lee
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2 Table of Contents Cover Page 1 Table of Contents 2 Executive Summary 3 Milestone 1— Problem Scoping 3-6 Milestone 2— Criteria and Constraints 6 Milestone 3—Concept Generation 7-8 Milestone 4— Concept Reduction 8-11 Detailed Solution 11-12 References 13 Executive summary
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3 In a modern society, if one wants to mobilize efficiently, he or she will have to pay the price for what is needed. Gas and electricity fuels today’s society, so therefore, emissions are generally involved. The current system utilizes multiple bus routes and a very limited number of bike lanes as well as sidewalks and streets. Students, not including freshmen are allowed to bring their cars on campus. One limitation of the current system is that it is not time efficient. This is caused by buses not being on time and one-way roads. In addition, emissions are created by the large amount of buses and cars on campus. Finally, the bus routes are fixed so that it causes users to follow a non-direct route. The main purpose of our new transportation system is to lower emissions to increase effective transportation and efficiency on Purdue’s campus. It is the engineer’s goal to create a system that is as close to an ideal transportation system (fast, cheap, eco-friendly, good accessibility, etc.) as possible while considering the three ideas of innovation; desirability, viability, and feasibility. It meets Purdue’s goal of addressing an efficient and economical system that considers the users’ budget while maintain the highest level of efficiency. Through our concept generations and reductions we have compiled a list of solutions that effectively address the problems that Purdue’s transportation system is facing. The main aspect of our plan to revitalize the current system revolves around the addition of ULTra system. The Urban Light Transportation System reduces gas consumption by half in comparison to a normal bus. It also cuts costs by no longer needing drivers, like the current bus system requires. This system is extremely safe while being as timelier than buses. Although ULTra is somewhat expensive it will eventually pay for itself over time. We feel that this solution is the most effective because it combines futuristic ideas with current technology. It is both energy efficient and silent while boasting a low visual impact, making it hard to notice ULTra’s presence on campus. They also add accessibility, comfort, convenience, personal safety and privacy to a student’s everyday commute. Given the funds to carry out our solution, our first step would be to create the tracks throughout campus that the units would follow to various locations. The next step is building stations where students can board the units on. The final step would be to program the units to the user’s needs. In addition to our main solution, another possible alternative is
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