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Question: How will future Acabion Road Streamliners differ from current prototypes?

The differences will be small, because you have a hard time if you try to optimize a Dolphin. Anyway there is still an
evolution going on here and differences arise mostly in two fields:

First the Acabion genesis is a constantly ongoing development by definition. For us only radical technological evolution
and true innovation counts. I learned a lot in my many year as an automotive engineer at companies like Porsche,
Mercedes, BMW and Ferrari, but the most I learned after I left the very very narrow boundaries of car design. And we
never stop learning here. Each new Acabion is better than the last one was.

And second we build custom made crafts for very demanding people with very specific wishes; and this means each
Acabion adapts very much to the customer's own visions. Anyway, for all Acabion crafts, there are always the same
three main fields of constant improvement: 1) Trying to achieve an external absolute aerodynamic consequence, 2)
striving for perfection of internal space and ergonomics and 3) shooting for the dynamic potential of a ground-to-ground
rocket combined with the handling precision of a world-champion superbike.

All three fields interfere closely with each other within a jet-like body, and it is a hell of a job optimizing them all
synchronously. We do it since 30 years now, continuously, with generation VIII coming up in 2011.

Status 2011 can be described as follows:

As to 1) we can prove that we achieved an efficiency increase towards a latest fully electric compact car
of + 2000% (factor 20).
As to 2) we can prove that we outperform the comfort of a Rolls Royce backseat in a long wheelbase version.
As to 3) we for example build a 'Bonneville' Acabion for a Swiss client now, shooting for the 700 km/h mark,
but not with a classical Bonneville-racer design, but with a basically fully road worthy concept,
not differing much from road legal Acabion types.

700 km/h Acabion 'GTBB VIII Bonneville' as it is in progress now for a Swiss client team

Question: What kind of international cooperation and financial cost would be necessary to build the infra-
structure for a future traffic internet?

One crucial remark in advance to this very good question: The Acabion does not need any special infrastructure at all. It
drives on any cart lane, any cobblestone road and on each and every street of this world whatsoever and of course it
operates on all existing highways, too. And it saves 95% energy on all existing roads, at any speed from 1 mph
onwards, because it is a radically consequent streamliner, and not a car.

Additionally. the speed potential of the Acabion is so dramatically higher than the speed potential of any car or
motorcycle, that future perspectives will most likely call for tracks allowing much more speed much safer than today's
highways do. And if such an additional technology would come, the Acabion suggestion is to decide for elevated tracks
with one lane per direction, full auto pilot function in each vehicle, traffic control like with a train system, high speed
level at 450 km/h and more, a physical guidance in the center of the tracks for ice rain or storm conditions, automated
access areas and same speed for everyone.

Acabion Elevated Track System, Paris, La Defense

The capacity of one streamliner lane is 6 times higher than the capacity of a four lane highway. This is proven by
mathematicians. It is like comparing a 1972 compact cassette with a 2011 blue ray DVD. You can do more with a brand
new system, than an old technology could ever even dream about. Problem is that in mobility too many people protect
the old lobbies and try to block “the blue ray disc” by polishing the old 1972 compact cassette until the oil runs out.
Why? Because the cannot imagine what advantaged a true technology quantum leap has in this field. There are
arguments sometimes the blockade has to do with money. But it has not. The DVD-age technology generates much
more turnaround than the compact cassette age ever did.

But back to the question: If the elevated tracks would come one day, additionally to today's roads, they would require a
political decision, just like politics decided for the railroad back in 1835. The costs per passenger kilometer will be 10
times lower than with a standard highway, due to the massively increased capacity.

Question: Infrastructure tends to evolve along with technology. How is it possible to complete such a massive
task of building a traffic internet?

I think it will happen all by itself as soon as enough people learned how it can be done and what advantages it would
have. And one more thing: Usually technicians and visionary politicians tend to seek high tech in space flight or high
end scientific research. I say: Discover standard tasks as the true high tech fields for tomorrow. Planet earth is our best
space ship we have. Keep it up to date. Do not destroy it with technologies that are obsolete and destructive.

If a traffic internet will start, it will be a 100 years genesis, starting with first test tracks, generating so much public
interest that you get the payback by tourists if you make it right. In parallel the number of road streamliners operating
on the old road net will increase. As soon as this number is high enough, first big cities could be connected by elevated
high speed tracks.

Basically it is simple. All you need is enough good engineers in the deciders positions.
Question: How will the cost of an individual Acabion streamliner be brought down?

By reducing the overall exclusivity and by reducing the power from our today's top-of-the-line 700 hp or 800 hp to
standard regions, and of course by mass production. We build extremely capable versions to start with. And just one in
two years right now. But it is a start. And configuring these top exclusive crafts in a region above 5 Million $ each is
big, big fun. Here is an example of a design we now elaborate for another customer. Defining a customer craft here is
not sales. It is an art form I would like to explain with our top model, the Acabion da Vinci:

600 km/h fully electric Acabion GTBO VIII 'da Vinci', 15 Million $ version,
as right now in progress for an exclusive client

The Acabion da Vinci is the technology carrier of the technology carriers. It takes five years to build one, and it will
even be prepared for vacuum tube use, to show the trend, and to make quite clear that even 600 km/h is not the last
word here.

The vacuum tube idea sounds weird to many. But it will be the most serious part of future traffic, as soon as people find
out that indeed for individual systems like the Acabion it will be absolutely affordable. Two tubes between New York
and Paris, 1.5 m diameter each, maglev driven and fully automatic controlled, will move three times more people
between America and Europe than all airplanes do today. And they will do it even if a volcano in Island had a hiccup,
and they will do it at 10 000 mph speed. You can leave New York after breakfast, spend the afternoon in Paris, and be
back to New York for lunch same day.

Acabion vacuum tube system / pressure reduced system

We are so far in the design process here that we even have the full emergency concept worked out as can be seen on the
next page:

Acabion vacuum tube system / pressure reduced system, emergency mode


Question: Will people purchase streamliners if there is no infrastructure where they can be used to their full
potential?

Yes they will, for many many reasons. For example because the Acabion interior is extremely advanced, too. It is so
comfortable that people would buy it even if the Acabion would just stand in the garage. Plus, as soon as you move it,
you have the enormous effectiveness, whatever road you use. And finally, you can outperform a Bugatti Veyron if you
like, with a 75 hp Acabion. And the Acabions we will build now will not have 75 hp. They will have 700 hp or 800 hp,
and even more, depending on customer wishes. But I think there will never be a customer asking for more than 700 hp,
what equals 5000 hp in a Bugatti or 2000 hp per ton. That is four times Bugatti Veyron punch, and it is good for a thrust
well beyond an F22 raptor. That should be fine to start with. And you get it all for the electric equivalent fuel
consumption of a Piaggio Scooter, what I like best about it.

Question: How can you ensure safety at such high speeds?

Electronic systems will ensure it. That is why I personally would allow people to go manually from 1 to let us say 200
km/h. But between 200 and 700 km/h leave it all to the computer control. The computer control system we design for
the traffic internet takes the Japanese Shinkansen train system as its ideal. The Shinkansen goes 350 km/h. It has no
safety belts, no crash boxes and no airbags. And it did not kill a single person in a train accident, out of 6.5 billion
passengers. Why? It just does not crash into something. The Shinkansen shows you can have almost absolute safety
even at extremely high speeds. The only thing is one must design the control systems right.

Question: What are funding sources for research and development?

No funding at all. All private money, to a 100% since 30 years now. I give my life for it and all money I ever earned.
Money comes in with consulting work and books. And soon we will take off with starting to build top exclusive
Acabions in the speed potential region of 600 km/h to 700 km/h. They will be governor limited for road use, but you
could go for a Bonneville record attempt between lunch and dinner.

The computer-cockpit design of a 1200 hp da Vinci version basically looks like this:

Acabion Streamliner Cockpit GTBO version

About funding: You know, if you try to create a blue ray DVD while everybody else polishes 1972 compact cassettes,
you are pretty much alone. We had three research proposals addressed to the German ministries of both environment
and research, plus one directly at EU level in Brussels. With best possible partners like the ETH Zurich or Goodyear for
the tires. All three proposals were refused without explanations. We were invited by the German parliament in Summer
2010. 2 weeks later the invitation was canceled. But I know I am on the right path and I found a Swiss consulting
company, MIKOVA Systems, supporting me massively since 2004, most of all by publishing my books, what no other
publisher would have done in that phase. We wrote seven books about the future of mobility already, three are on the
market, the first English one will be published in March. Bookstores can order contingents via www.mikova.com.
If someone ever though he could stop us by ignoring us or by avoiding funding money reaching us or by doing all kinds
of things in the background to block us, well there is one of my most beloved proverbs in place: “You can cage the
singer. But not the song.” Harry Belafonte said it, and I love the message.

For me the Acabion times where so hard that more than one time it nearly killed me, and it is still a hard fight every
day. But I never stopped and I will never stop until the day I die. Why? Because I love these visions too much. 600
km/h for everyone instead of 300 km/h for just a few. Traveling the entire world at any time, almost for free, fully
electric from solar power plants, hey, that is all so damn cool that I would be a damn fool to give it up. I just won't give
up.

At Engadin Airport with an Acabion III of 2006.

Best regards

Peter ;-)

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