In a typical dual mode transit system, private vehicles comparable to automobiles would be able to travel under driver control on the street, but then enter a guideway, which may be a specialized form of Railway or monorail, for automated travel for an extended distance.
Dual mode systems under development include the TriTrack, the RUF, Roam Transport's CargoRail and JR Hokkaido DMV. Dual-mode transit seeks to address a similar audience as personal rapid transit but with the capability to "travel the first and last miles off-guideway using onboard energy storage".
- Jerry Schneider. "Innovative Transport Technologies: Dualmode Transportation Concepts".
- Christine Ehlig-Economides & Jim Longbottom (2008). "Dual Mode Vehicle and Infrastructure Alternative Analysis" (PDF). Texas A&M University.
- Jerry Schneider's Dual Mode page
- Center for Energy, Environment, and Transportation Innovation
- JR Hokkaido DMV
- "The Secret Behind the DMV's Road to Rail Transformation". Scope. April 2008.[permanent dead link]