A six-passenger electric tram has been equipped with sensing and control which permit it to function on existing streets in an automatic mode. The vehicle design involved development of simple, active, near-IR headway sensors, and used established wire-following techniques for steering. A 7-mph cruise speed is reduced to 2 mph or a complete stop response to sensor or passenger inputs. The Automated Mixed Traffic Vehicle (AMTV) concept and applications are discussed, and the vehicle design is described. Analytical results describing the vehicle control system and predicting on a statistical basis the effect of interacting pedestrian traffic are also presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Joint Automotive Conference, San Francisco, California, June 22-24, 1977.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Meisenholder, G W
    • Johnston, A R
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  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 421-427
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Cat No. 77CH1220-3CSProceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM