Electronic command and control systems are studied. Vehicles considered are fixed guideway vehicles such as commuter and rapid transit cars, and roadway vehicles such as private automobiles, taxis, and buses operating on streets, highways, and commuter corridors. The command and control systems refer to electronic and electric systems in the broad sense, to include lasers, transponders, radar, computers, and other advanced means of controlling vehicles. The systems of command and control include the following functions: (a) sensing to acquire data on location and classification of vehicles and to make measurements of traffic conditions; (b) communication of data to central processing facilities; (c) analyses of data to allow decision making with either automatic or manual strategy selection processes and display; (d) communication of commands to execute control of vehicles either automatically or through driven advisory equipment; and (e) automatic fare collection and inventory systems. A comprehensive survey is conducted of state-of-the-art command and control systems for urban transportation systems and vehicles. The types of systems surveyed are: data requisition, vehicle control, priority and routing, supervisory, inventory, and fare collection.

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    ERIE, PA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1967-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM