ON THE AUTOMATIC LONGITUDINAL CONTROL OF INDIVIDUAL GROUND VEHICLES

The achievement of safe and efficient longitudinal control is probably the most significant technical problem associated with individual-vehicle, automated ground transport systems such as automated guideway transit and the automatic highway. Four essential aspects of such control are considered: a) Sector-level operations; b) Communications between each controlled vehicle and the sector computer; c) The development of techniques for obtaining accurate estimates of a vehicle's state; and d) The control of each individual vehicle. Recent advances, pertaining to the design, development and testing of these facets will be described in the context of achieving safe and efficient operations under high-speed (to 93 ft/sec), small time-headway (1-2 sec) conditions.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 415-420
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 77CH 1220-3CS Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1982 12:00AM