THE SYNCHRONOUS MOVING-CELL CONTROL PHILOSOPHY FOR AUTOMATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

One of the major factors influencing the capacity of any mode of transport is the degree of control that can be exerted over individual vehicles. For this reason, a system of discrete driverless vehicles traveling on a network of automated single-lane guideways, is seen by many as one possible solution to the problem of congestion in densely populated urban areas. In this paper, the authors discuess the benefits and limitations of the synchronous moving-cell control philosophy that has been developed in recent years as a method of controlling vehicles in such automated systems. The problems of controlling a stream of vehicles, both on an automated main-line guideway and at a merge point, are examined in detail and the advantages of the synchronous moving-cell concept over alternative control schemes are illustrated. Finally, the authors consider some of the practical problems which would arise when implementing such a scheme.

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  • Authors:
    • Rumsey, Alan F
    • Powner, E T
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00080097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Planning and Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1981 12:00AM