THE SYNTHESIS OF AN URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM BASED ON SOCIETAL CRITERIA

An urban transportation system is proposed to satisfy societal criteria of greater mobility, safer travel, lower energy consumption, less pollution, personalized travel, and conservation of the urban fabric. The system is synthesised, for the most part, using elements already developed through research in the areas of electric vehicle and PRT. Emphasis is given to new components developed to make the synthesis possible. The system can offer in the not too distant future an advantageous alternative to conventional automobile-roadway transport.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Cybernetics and Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 5-7 November 1973, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • O'Shea, J
    • Polis, M P
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1981 12:00AM