DEVELOPMENT/DEPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION OF CABINTAXI/CABINLIFT SYSTEMS
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/
- Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration and by Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, West Germany.
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- Hobbs, V J
- Heckelmann, W
- Patt, N G
- Hill, J H
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 432 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated vehicle control; Design; Guideways; Iterative methods; Technology
- Old TRIS Terms: Automated transit system
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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