Departmental Papers (ESE)

Abstract

Rapid transit systems in many cities are being automated, but most transit officials reject the idea of operation without crews on the train as idealistic. At the same time large resources are spent on development of full automation for numerous new systems such as PRT, many of which have no defined role in urban transportation programmed train movement eliminates any possible improper driving practices. However, nearly all rapid transit vehicles have indirect controls which prevent the driver from improper acceleration and assist him in braking. Thus improvement through A TO is again not significant.

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

10-1973

Publication Source

Railway Gazette International

Volume

129

Issue

10

Start Page

382

Last Page

385

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Date Posted: 22 November 2017