In times of congested roads, environmental pollution by fine dust and nitrogen oxide and the resulting ban on diesel driving in cities, new solutions for the supply of goods to city centres are urgently needed.
Smart City Loop is an innovative concept for the fast, economical, reliable and environmentally friendly transport of palletized goods in large cities and conurbations using automated underground transport pipelines.
The transports are carried out autonomously, electrically and fully automatically - independent of above-ground traffic jams and weather conditions - using state-of-the-art conveyor technology.
The construction of the required pipelines is carried out using pipe jacking technology without any human or natural impact, and the conveying technology used is state-of-the-art. In terms of economic efficiency, initial calculations with well-known forwarders and the Fraunhofer IML in Dortmund have shown that underground transport is profitable compared to road transport.
Christian Kühnhold, Smart City Loop