DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF STRINGS OF AUTOMATED TRANSIT VEHICLES.

William L. Garrard, Reggie Caudill

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Abstract

This paper examines the effects of spacing policy and control system design on the dynamic response of strings of automated transit vehicles operating under vehicle-follower control. Constant-separation, constant-time-headway and constant-safety-factor spacing policies are implemented and their operational implications are discussed. The dynamic response of a string of five vehicles during speed changing, merging, emergency stopping, and failed-vehicle pushing is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Prepr
Issue number770288
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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