DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND STABILITY OF CVS PASSENGER VEHICLES

The Computer-controlled Vehicle System (CVS) is a pure personal rapid transit system and is reported to make it possible to cope with present-day traffic conditions by providing good service quality and transit capacity of 15,000 passengers per hour for network transportation. This paper presents the results of experimental and theoretical analyses of the unique guide-mechanism by which the driverless operation of CVS vehicles has been made possible. It is shown from the results of the study that the designed vehicle has satisfactory ride comfort and stability at speeds lower than 60 km/h.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • IGUCHI, M
    • MINAMI, T
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00180385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1982 12:00AM