Extending PRT capabilities
2009 (English)In: Automated People Movers 2009: Connecting People, Connecting Places, Connecting Modes: Proceedings of the twelfth international conference, May 31-June 3, 2009 : Atlanta, Georgia, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2009, 343-349 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) offers direct, on-demand travel in automated vehicles seating 3-6 passengers on exclusive right-of-way. Commercially available systems now offer speeds up to 45 kph at headways from 3 seconds. With 3-second headways, a typical load of 1.5 passengers and 30 empty vehicles, the link capacity will be 1200 passengers per hour (one direction). This paper explores ways to extend the capabilities of PRT with respect to capacity and speed. Strategies have been developed and verified with the generic simulation software PRTsim.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2009. 343-349 p.
, Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated People Movers, 343
Automated vehicles, Exclusive rights, Generic simulation, Link capacities, On-Demand, Personal rapid transits
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-153564DOI: 10.1061/41038(343)29ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70350167111ISBN: 978-078441038-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-153564DiVA: diva2:753173
12th International Conference of Automated People Movers, Automated People Movers 2009: Connecting People, Connecting Places, Connecting Modes, 31 May 2009 through 3 June 2009, Atlanta, GA, United States
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