U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S AUTOMATIC VEHICLE MONITORING PROGRAM

The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) and the Transportation Systems Center (TSC), a Department of Transportation systems engineering organization, are developing a fully-functional automatic vehicle monitoring (AVM) system which will be installed on selected routes of the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD). The objectives of this program are to: conduct a thorough test and evaluation of a fully-functional, area coverage AVM system; quantify the benefits to transit and other users; advance th state of the art of AVM; and establish technical and economic bases for future deployments. The UMTA/TSC AVM system to be installed in Los Angeles will involve two experiments -- a fixed route experiment and a random-route experiment and will be primarily intended for transit application. Information on each (equipped) vehicle's location, passenger load by bus stop, dispatch readiness and silent alarm status will be instantaneously known at the central control point. The system is intended to be used as a real-time transit fleet command and control system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 29th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, held in Arlington Heights, Ill., March 27-30, 1979.
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  • Authors:
    • Symes, D J
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  • Accession Number: 00301800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM