OPPORTUNITIES IN AUTOMATED URBAN TRANSPORT

The report examines the use of two automated travel systems as solutions to the congestion at present experienced in urban areas. Existing technologies are assessed and desirable characteristics of new systems are described, such as good access, allowance for short trips, above ground and automated. It is argued that some new technology is necessary. The operational attributes and network structure of both systems - minitram and cabtrack are discussed in detail. The former provides for larger movements of people on a fixed network of stops and the latter serves more as a personalized demand-activated service. Visual intrusion is assessed by the use of photomontages, and possible sites for networks are evaluated in Westminster, Southampton and Sheffield. A more detailed description is given of spartaxi - a similar scheme to cabtrack, that is planned for Gothenburg. Concluding, the authors argue that the systems are fast, flexible and cheap. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Matthew, (R), Johnson-Marshall and Partners

    Welyn Garden City, Hertfordshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Grant, B E
    • Russell, W J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM