ON THE OPERATION OF AUTOMATED GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, PART I: URBAN PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES

The author presents and evaluates several approaches to the operation of automated ground transport systems for urban use. Since these systems have been suggested principally in response to urban traffic congestion problems and are often proposed as solutions to such problems, the author discusses in this paper (the first in a series of three) urban transportation problems and their origins. He identifies as principal elements the institutional structure, urban geography, and design of facilities for automotive transport. He suggests six potential applications for automated transport systems. These applications range from specialized single-link "horizontal elevators" to general-purpose wide-area networks.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • GODFREY, M B
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: High Speed Ground Transportation Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM