DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF STRINGS OF AUTOMATED TRANSIT VEHICLES

This paper examines the effects of spacing policy and control system design on the dynamic response of strings of automated transit vehicles operating under vehicle-follower control. Constant-separation, constant-time-headway and constant-safety-factor spacing policies are implemented and their operational implications are discussed. The dynamic response of a string of five vehicles during speed changing, merging, emergency stopping, and failed-vehicle pushing is examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting, February 28-March 4, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Garrard, W L
    • Caudill, R J
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770288 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1982 12:00AM