The first section deals in some detail with one aspect of the human factors of one of the potential uses of automated guideways: the carrying of personal automobiles. An important question to be answered before guideways can be used for this purpose is: to what extent should the human operator be involved in the driving task, particularly on entering and on leaving the system. It discusses experiments designed to investigate the transition from automatic to manual control and to determine whether there are 'underloads' as well as 'overloads' in information-transmission rate to form boundaries to good human-operator performance. The second section looks at the normal and emergency automatic-control problems of vehicles on guideways and, in particular, at the type of control system which responds to discrete reference points, or 'posts', along the guideway. The third section is addressed to operating strategies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-206 269.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Urban Systems Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • GODFREY, M B
    • Tomizuka, M
    • Verplank, W
    • Whitney, D E
    • Wilson, D G
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-C-85-65
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1974 12:00AM