VEHICLE LATERAL CONTROL AND SWITCHING. VOLUME IV. TEST PROGRAM

In this report, major emphasis is given to the results of three alternative steering techniques using the VLACS test vehicle and simulations. Use of test data for mathematical model validation is discussed. The three types of steering systems for rubber-tired transit vehicles which have been investigated are: (1) mechanical sensing without power steering (herding); (2) mechanical sensing with power steering; and (3) electromagnetic (wire-follower) sensing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 3, PB80-199755, and Volume 5, PB80-199771. Also available in set of 7 reports PC E99, PB80-199714.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Otis Elevator Company

    Transportation Technology Division, 11380 Smith Road
    Denver, CO  USA  80010

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Peckham, G
    • FRY, M
    • Mayer, F
    • Haines, G
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 139 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTIS-TTD-VLACS-052 Final Rpt., UMTA-IT-06-0156-79-5
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70088
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1982 12:00AM