DIAL A BUS - A CONTRIBUTION BY MODERN INFORMATION TECHNIQUES TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT

RUFBUS - EIN BEITRAG MODERNER INFORMATIONSTECHNIK ZUR VERBESSERUNG DES OEFFENTLICHEN NAHVERKEHR

A call-bus system should commence operations in Friedrichshafen in 1978. The call-bus technology commences by using available vehicles (mini-buses) and available traffic routes (roads). The feasibility of modern information technology will be applied for an optimal use of vehicles, with the assistance of an integrated information system between passenger, control centre and vehicle. The passenger can notify his travel requirements by post-card (for regular instructions), telephone or call-pillars to the control centre. The most suitably situated vehicle for the required journey is allocated and dispatched. Using digital radio the route is given to the vehicle and the position of the vehicle is confirmed. A description is provided of the control centre with its functions concerning journey requirement processing, vehicle disposition, vehicle surveillance and control, vehicle control using data-radio with vehicle terminals and the central communication processor and the call-pillars and data-communication between passengers and control centre. The proposed interaction between passenger, control centre and vehicle control is, at present, untested in practice. The tests at Friedrichshafen should also show how far it is possible to make integrated information systems accessible to the public. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Schmidt (Erich) Verlag

    Herforderstrasse 10
    4800 Bielefeld,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Etschberger, K
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 425-430
  • Serial:
    • VERKEHR UND TECHNIK
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Firmware-Entwicklung, Lumino GmbH
    • ISSN: 0340-4536

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM