SAFER BUSES, SAFER PASSENGERS

This article describes a field test of a side collision avoidance system for buses. The test, which began in the Fall of 1999 and will continue for 2 years, is being conducted by the Port Authority of Allegheny County, a municipal entity serving 730 square miles in and around the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 100 40-foot buses were equipped with sonar-emitting sensors designed to warn operators of impending collisions. The Authority was selected partly because of the narrow streets and tight intersections of the city of Pittsburgh and the topography of the region. As this trial attests, intelligent vehicle applications in the transit industry are gradually moving from the conceptual to the experimental stage. This trial marks the first time a transit authority will be extensively be testing this technology.

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    Sterling Publications Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Skoutelas, P P
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00781938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 2000 12:00AM