Controlling High Speed Automated Transport Network Operations

Road networks around the world are experiencing congestion problems, due to the ever-increasing need for transportation. A simple increase in infrastructure is not an appropriate solution to these problems, so future transport systems must apply smart methods of utilizing available roads to increase road capacity without increasing the number of roads. This thesis, on controlling high speed automated transport network operations, describes the use of a logistic control framework called AgileFrames for high speed automatic transport networks. The author describes the framework architecture and its tools, demonstrates its application on common layouts (such as on-ramps), and explains the usage of smart road utilizing methods for techniques such as platooning. The author outlines five requisites of a high speed automatic transport system: safety, scalability (accommodates to different sizes), adaptability, changeability, and modularity. An overview is provided for the application of automated vehicle control in an integral manner from the control of traffic flows down to the mechatronic control of the individual vehicles. The thesis concludes with a list of references and a glossary of terms. The thesis also includes a CD-ROM on which can be found a copy of the thesis in pdf format, simulation executables, MicroSoft DirectX program (required to view the executables), simulation movies, DivX (required to view the movies), and the simulation source code.

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    Netherlands TRAIL Research School

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  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 346p

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  • Accession Number: 01050205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9055840807
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Trail Thesis Series T2006/9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 2007 3:30PM