ROLE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION: AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
A framework presenting a broad perspective of technology innovations is developed from a study of past innovations in urban transportation. Observations are forwarded on the characteristic life-cycle of "new" technologies. Key determinants of past successful and unsuccessful innovation efforts are identified and relevant theories examined. The methodology is then used to evaluate the present innovation efforts towards automation of urban transportation, in particular Personal Rapid Transit.
- This paper was presented at the International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit held in Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
University of Colorado, DenverCenter for Urban Transportation Studies, 1100 14th Street
Denver, CO United States 80202
- Kornhauser, A L
- Wilson, L B
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated guideway transit; Development; Research; Technological forecasting; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Automated guideway systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00148311
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 1, Paper 1 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM