THE MODELLING OF PLATOONING TENDENCIES IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

This article sets out the causes of vehicle platooning in A public transport system which operates without a fixed schedule. It demonstrates that the traditional model is inadequate in such cases. An alternative model based on A Markov chain is presented and both models compared with A simulation. It is shown that simulation must be adopted once near-even spacing of the vehicles is lost.(a) /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Heap, R C
    • Thomas, T H
  • Publication Date: 1976-8-9

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  • Accession Number: 00147483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1981 12:00AM