PRECURSOR SYSTEMS ANALYSES OF AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEMS. FINAL REPORT. ACTIVITY AREA F: COMMERCIAL AND TRANSIT AHS ANALYSIS

When an Automated Highway System (AHS) is deployed, its design and operational attributes will differ considerably depending on whether or not commercial and transit vehicles are accounted for. This activity analyzes the implications of commercial and transit operations on an AHS. The physical characteristics of large vehicles are analyzed with regard to differences they may cause in AHS design and operation. The influence of operational issues, such as differences in acceleration and braking, on facility design are considered. Human issues, such as acceptance by passenger car occupants, safety, comfort, and actual versus perceived risks, are examined. Issues related to the expected number of heavy vehicles which would use AHS are addressed. Social and political issues related to transit use of AHS are addressed. It is recommended that these issues be weighed along with technical issues as AHS planning proceeds.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Delco Electronics Corporation

    Delco Systems Operations, 6767 Hollister Avenue
    Goleta, CA  United States  93117-3000

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Crowe, E
    • Schulze, R
    • Pluta, J
  • Publication Date: 1995-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Resource Materials, FHWA-RD-95-142
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-93-C-00194
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1996 12:00AM