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.
- Conference, Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Gollwitzer, W H
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated vehicle control; Design; Environmental impacts; Personal rapid transit; Transportation modes; Urban areas; Visual perception
- Identifier Terms: Bradley International Airport (Connecticut)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Visual impact
- Old TRIS Terms: Automated transit system; Gaussian plume model; Landside design and operations
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Environment; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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