Welcome to the CAVWAYs Web-Site
You have come to the right place to learn about Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Highways (CAVWAYs), the CAVs that will travel on CAVWAYs, and a vision of future mass-transit based on CAV Systems. You will meet Davius, spiritual guide to the history and wisdom behind the vision.
Navigation: All pages on this site should be accessible using the headers at the top of the page. If you are new to this site, it is recommended that you begin navigation using the home page (this page as you probably guessed).
Issue: fixed-route, fixed-schedule (FRFS) mass-transit systems are obsolete
Vision: variable-route, variable-schedule (VRVS) systems are sustainable
Approach: use system engineering to create safe, efficient, secure, accessible, sustainable VRVS CAV Systems
Challenges: standardization, traveler trust, legal constraints, and external threats
Whom is this web-site for?
You will find links in the Introduction that relate directly to the people below and their interests and concerns:
The Confluence of Historic and Future Trends: from Roman Roads to California Freeways, controlled right-of-way and access have enabled travelers through the ages.
Mass-Transit Solutions for an Automobile Culture: FRFS transportation systems such as railroads, no matter how fast the trains, will have little effect on automobile drivers and traffic.
System Engineering, a Framework for Creativity: individual CAVs will not transform mass transit; CAVs integrated with CAVWAYs to comprise CAV Systems will. Automobile drivers have and are unlikely to give up VRVS transportation, such as cars on Freeways. CAV Systems will improve VRVS transportation.
The Promised Land: CAVs - single-occupant cars, taxis, limos, and buses - operating on CAVWAYs under common protocols, protected from human drivers, will operate as VRVS systems, offering safe, efficient, secure, accessible, sustainable mass transit.
Maniel Vineberg, recovering civil servant and government contractor, and self-proclaimed Transportation Engineer, claims to be a friend and colleague of Davius. Judge for yourself.
"One day, in the relatively near future,
Mass-Transit based on CAV Systems will
take us from where we are to where we want to go,
safely, efficiently, securely, and at reasonable cost."
Davius, Roman God of Transportation