AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN AND WITHIN CITIES

THIS VOLUME IS DIVIDED INTO 3 SECTIONS. THE FIRST SECTION DEALS IN SOME DETAIL WITH ONE ASPECT OF THE HUMAN FACTORS OF ONE OF THE POTENTIAL USED OF AUTOMATED GUIDEWAYS: THE CARRYING OF PERSONAL AUTOMOBILES. AN IMPORTANT QUESTION TO BE ANSWERED BEFORE GUIDEWAYS CAN BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE IS: TO WHAT EXTENT SHOULD THE HUMAN OPERATOR BE INVOLVED IN THE DRIVING TASK, PARTICULARLY ON ENTERING AND ON LEAVING THE SYSTEM? IT DISCUSSES EXPERIMENTS DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE THE TRANSITION FROM AUTOMATIC TO MANUAL CONTROL AND TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE ARE "UNDERLOADS" AS WELL AS "OVERLOADS" IN INFORMATION- TRANSMISSION RATE TO FORM BOUNDARIES TO GOOD HUMAN-OPERATOR PERFORMANCE. THE SECOND SECTION LOOKS AT THE NORMAL AND EMERGENCY AUTOMATIC-CONTROL PROBLEMS OF VEHICLES ON GUIDEWAYS AND, IN PARTICULAR, AT THE TYPE OF CONTROL SYSTEM WHICH RESPONDS TO DISCRETE REFERENCE POINTS, OR "POST", ALONG THE GUIDEWAY. THE THIRD SECTION IS ADDRESSED TO THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM. WHEN A SERIES OF GUIDEWAYS INVOLVES MANY INTERSECTIONS OF MAIN-LINE, FULL-SPEED SECTIONS, WHAT OPERATING STRATEGIES SHOULD BE ADOPTED TO GIVE MAXIMUM UTILIZATION, OR MAXIMUM CERTAINTY OF REACHING THE DESTINATION WITHOUT DELAY, OR MINIMUM WAITING TIMES, FOR THE GUIDEWAY NETWORK AS A WHOLE?

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • NO FRA-RT-73-17
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • GODFREY, M B
    • Wilson, D G
    • Whitney, D E
    • Verplank, W
    • Tomizuka, M
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 107 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 22 1973 12:00AM