This report presents the results of an investigation of the Cabintaxi/Cabinlift automated guideway transit (AGT) systems under development in the Federal Republic of Germany. These systems have not been conceived and designed for a particular transportation need at a specific site, but as a modular set of "building blocks" which can be configured into specific systems to suit a variety of applications. The systems are still evolving; most of the individual componnets have reached a high level of maturity, while the technical development of others has just begun. A Cabintaxi/Cabinlift system has not been deployed for use by the general public except of a simple, single-vehicle shuttle system at a hospital in Ziegenhain, Germany. The present technology is the result of an interactive design process which began in 1969 and has been greatly aided by the use of a large and sophisticated test facility in Hagen, Germany since 1973. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration and by Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, West Germany.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    SNV Studiengesellschaft Nahverkehr mbH

    Lokstedter Weg 24
    D-2000 Hamburg 20,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hobbs, V J
    • Heckelmann, W
    • Patt, N G
    • Hill, J H
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 432 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA06-0067-77-02Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: UM-836-R8744
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM