NETWORK EFFECTS ON THE INTERFACE PROBLEM FOR A DUAL-MODE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

The operation of an automated highway network, such as in the Dual-Mode Vehicle (DMV) concept for such a network, requires a strategy for coordinating the flows of vehicles in the network so that smooth passage for all vehicles is attained while high utilization of network links is achieved. A strategy for preprogramming the routes of entering vehicles and their times of arrival at merge points in the network in order to assure such coordination of vehicle flows was proposed in a previous paper. In this paper, the capacity of an entrance to a DMV network is examined in a manner consistent with the proposed preprogramming strategy. The effects on entrance capacity of parameters which depend on vehicle capabilities and DMV system design are studied as a function of vehicle flows in the network. The influence of these parameters on network utilization is also treated. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ford Motor Company

    Transportation Research and Planning Office
    Dearborn, MI  USA  48129
  • Authors:
    • STEFANEK, R G
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept. No. 71-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM