CRASHWORTHINESS AND CRASH SURVIVABILITY FOR PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT VEHICLES
The paper proposes guidelines for the design of PRT vehicles in which the possibility of serious injury to occupants is minimized during a collision. Basic trade-offs between seating arrangements, passenger restraints, and shock absorbers are evaluated both qualitatively and quantitatively. The quantitative portion of the study is restricted to small PRT vehicles having a capacity of three to six seated passengers.
- Presented at the International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit, Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
University of Colorado, BoulderCenter for Urban Transportation Studies
Boulder, CO United States 80302
- Garrard, W L
- Caudill, R J
- Rushfeldt, T L
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Crashworthiness; Intelligent transportation systems; Passengers; Personal rapid transit; Safety; Transportation safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Passenger safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00165032
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Vol 2, Pap 41 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM