The designer of an automated guideway transit sytem may select a number of different approaches to vehicle longitudinal control. These approaches may be broadly classified into point-follower and vehicle-follower divisions. Control in the former case reduces to the problem of tracking a deterministically generated point while vehicle-follower control involves manipulation of vehicle position and velocity relative to other vehicles in the immediate vicinity. The selected policy has implications on the performance and hardware configuration of the vehicle longitudinal control system. This paper reviews some of the fundamental considerations in the design of point- and vehicle-follower vehicle longitudinal control systems in the context of recent domestic and European system developments.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 232-238

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  • Accession Number: 00152783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM