VAC TRAC is an advanced, commercially viable rail transportation system that has sound, basic engineering concepts for moving people inter-city at high speeds with a comfortable riding and visual experience. The VECTORR™260-01 is the name of the 1/6 scale 3-module pilot unit that is currently operating on a 2,095 foot (638.98 m) outdoor test guideway. At full-scale the VECTORR™ is expected to be capable of traveling at speeds in excess of 200 m.p.h. (322 km/h).
The advancement in materials and electrical power systems, coupled with significant technological innovation has allowed the performance of the VECTORR™ to become an alternative to high-speed, conventional steel-wheel-on-rail trains and Maglev technology. Other applications include light freight, shuttle service, and travel inside environmentally sensitive areas.
The VAC TRAC technology is as green as any mechanized transportation system operating today. It minimizes visual, noise, air, and earth pollution. The elevated guideway reduces the environmental impact to the land with minimal earth moving and fewer tunnels while transporting passengers safely above pedestrian, vehicle, and wildlife grade crossings.
VAC TRAC has the potential to fill a transportation niche for high-speed inter-city passenger rail in environmentally sensitive areas and transportation corridors with narrow right-of-ways and steeper grades.