CABTRACK

THE RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM CABTRACK, WHICH COULD SUPPLEMENT EXISTING TRANSPORTATION MODES, CONSISTS OF SMALL, AUTOMATIC, ELECTRICALLY POWERED CABS WHICH TRAVEL ON AN ELEVATED TRACK DIRECTLY FROM ORIGIN TO DESTINATION WITHOUT INTERMEDIDATE STOPS. A COMPUTER CAN REDIRECT THE CABS TO THE SAME DESTINATION VIA ANOTHER LINK IN THE NETWORK SHOULD ANY ONE PART OF THE SYSTEM BECOME OVERLOADED. ALL MOVEMENTS, INCLUDING TICKETING; THE DEPLOYMENT OF EMPTY CABS TO AREAS OF HIGH DEMAND, CLEARANCE OF BREAKDOWNS, AND DIVERSION ARE CONTROLLED BY A CENTRAL COMPUTER. THREE SITES IN CENTRAL LONDON HAVING PARTICULAR URBAN CHARACTERISTICS WERE SELECTED FOR THE STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS AND FOR TESTING THE ACCEPTABILITY OF CABTRACK. /RRL/

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    • Vol 153, No 20, PP 1112-1123, FIGS, 2 TAB, PHOTS
  • Corporate Authors:

    Architects Press Limited

    9 Queen Annes Gate
    London SW1,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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  • Accession Number: 00241053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1972 12:00AM