PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT - HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYNTHESIS

The Ford Motor Company's automatically controlled transportation system now installed in the Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn, Michigan and Bradley International Airport, Hartford, Connecticut, represent a coming together of a host of proven technical disciplines which form a mode of transportation that can move people effectively and efficiently within a confined urban setting. This paper reviews the design parameters of Ford's automatically controlled transportation (ACT) from the viewpoint of the traveling passenger and from the visual impact the system has on the surrounding environment in which it must live.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference, Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Gollwitzer, W H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760251
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1982 12:00AM