Járngerður

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Sindri Snær Sighvatsson
4. term, Industrial Design, Master (Master Programme)
This report outlines the process of developing Járngerður, a concept for an elevated personal rapid transit system (small automated train system), envisioned for Reykjavík, Iceland, which employs a pod-car design with a built-in, innovative crane mechanism to lift and lower the pod-cars from the ground.
The system uses reserved car street parking spaces where possible, that act like stops for users to board and disembark the pod-cars.
The concept is an idea to solve the traffic problems in Reykjavík.
This report shows the research, development of the concept, as well as diving into specific chosen details of the pod-car and system. Finally a conclusion to the project is put forth, and lastly reflections on both the process and product.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date28 May 2014
ID: 198225494