PRECURSOR SYSTEMS ANALYSES FOR AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEMS. ACTIVITY AREA M: ALTERNATIVE PROPULSION SYSTEMS IMPACTS

The study documented in this report is one of the Precursor Systems Analyses for Automated Highway Systems (AHSs). The document describes the analyses and results for Activity Area M, Alternative Propulsion Systems Impacts. The objectives of this activity were to assess the impact of Alternative Propulsion Systems (APSs) on the deployment of AHSs in terms of issues and risks, including costs/benefits tradeoffs, operational and performance issues and requirements, infrastructure impacts, and technology. The unique vehicle modeling and AHS parameterization approaches used in this study enabled the identification and quantification of APS performance issues under various roadway, terrain and operating conditions that should be considered in the design and operation of advanced guideways and vehicles. The study also provides a survey of APS technologies, battery technology and alternative fuels. APSs considered include the baseline internal combustion engine (ICE) passenger vehicle, the all electric vehicle (EV), roadway powered electric vehicles (RPEVs), advanced battery concepts, and hybrid vehicles. The automated highway concept considers four stages of AHS evolution. The AHS concept starts with today's highways, begins the evolution with advanced vehicle-centered intelligence, then evolves the infrastructure and vehicle to arrive at concepts that feature an active guideway that supports vehicle platooning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

    One Space Park
    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90278

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pickler, R
    • Gelb, G
    • Chatziioanou, A
    • Bostick, B
  • Publication Date: 1995-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Resource Materials, FHWA-RD-95-086, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-93-C-00193
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1996 12:00AM