LEYLAND PLANS FOR THE LOGICAL BUS

The British Leyland subsidiary Butec Electronics in conjunction with UMIST is devellping a bus gearbox controlled by a microprocessor which can be pre-programmed to allow subtle control features. The mechanism will replace existing automatic gearbox controls which relate road speed to the most suitable gear. The new system could thus ensure that the transmission did not change to a higher gear under 'wheel-spin' conditions which could occur on an ice patch. Safety checks could be built into the processor, and reliability could be increased by using different programmes for different load and operating conditions. It is also possible to incorporate built-in safeguards against some bad driving habits. /TRRL/

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    IPC Magazine Limited

    King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LS,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-4-20

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 154 p.
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 78
    • Issue Number: 1099
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM