PRECURSOR SYSTEMS ANALYSES OF AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEMS. FINAL REPORT. ACTIVITY AREA M: ALTERNATIVE PROPULSION SYSTEMS IMPACT

This study examines the impact of alternative propulsion systems and fuels on the deployment and operation of the Automated Highway System (AHS). Alternative propulsion systems and fuels are compared to the gasoline-fueled spark-ignition engine in the areas of: specific power, driveability, pleasability, emissions, infrastructure support, production readiness, cost, and energy efficiency. Issues and risks related to the deployment of a large fleet of alternative propulsion vehicles on the AHS are examined. Alternative AHS configurations are identified and analyzed for their compatibility with alternative propulsion systems and fuels. Long-term design issues and enabling technologies required to incorporate alternative propulsion systems and fuels into AHS are identified.

  • 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:
    • AMANN, C
    • Bonderson, L
    • Herrett, R
  • Publication Date: 1995-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Resource Materials, FHWA-RD-95-149
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-93-C-00194
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1996 12:00AM