is any of a variety of cable transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate.
The terminology also refers to the vehicles on these systems. The cable car vehicles are motorless and engineless and they are pulled by a cable that is rotated by a motor off-board. The former Asmara-Massawa Cableway in Eritrea (late-1940s).
Cable car transport systems are a viable transportation system for various situations. Cable-Propelled Transit (CPT or cable for short) can be effective as a mass transit system at a reasonable cost.