Today I am going to attempt to explain SOCTs and the SOCT system.
SOCT stands for Standard of Continental Travel. Meaning it is a land based mode of transportation. Think of a bullet train and the way it works with levitating the train and getting it up to high speeds. Now give the entire world its own system of highways based on this. It is GPS guided and so you supply a destination and it will get you as close as possible, the whole system is over-watched by a large computerized system to make sure no SOCTs ever collide with one another.
There are a few levels of SOCT. The smallest is the PSOCT or Personal SOCT, it fits 4 passengers and functions as the sedan type model. In a world where everything is connected by this system most people find it unnecessary to own a PSOCT, and rely on the other parts of the system.
Next we have the SOCT, it is used like a small bus or large van, so they can hold up to 20 passengers or a lot of cargo depending on how the car in configured. This is pretty common and is something people can rent in order to move, kinda like a uhaul truck.
The last commerical size SOCT is the City SOCT. It is the most common form of transport. Every city in the world has their own version but they almost always hold around 60 passengers and have a designated route that is monitored by an engineer. A large city could have as many as 40 lines constantly in motion.
In each case the passengers attach a nonrestrictive wrist band that is connect to the car in some way. This allows the system to convert their raw quint levels into power to levitate and move the train, along with the back up power build into the system in case it ends up with only one person in a car or just the engineer in the CSOCT.
I will try to get a few sketches I have up on the blog so it will be easier to visualize, because it doesnt look like a car very much.