A New Paradigm For Flexible And Compatible On-demand Transport Solutions
Free (open access)
1045 - 1054
S.-W. Kang, R.-G. Jeong, Y.-S. Byun, J.-H. Um, B.-H. Kim & J.-G. Hwang
The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system has recently attracted much attention as an efficient, sustainable, and green transport solution for accommodating personal transportation requests. PRT is generally defined as a small-capacity (e.g., 4–6 passengers) vehicle with fully automated driving capabilities for transport of passengers on a network of roads with on-demand and point-to-point transport capability. The objectives of this research were to identify a possible PRT implementation scenario to satisfy a variety of purposes, and to assess the system functionality and impacts on an application/system level using a testbed vehicle (i.e., modified golf-cart). The operational test using the experimental vehicle was performed on a pilot road network incorporating each sub-function of the system, designed for evaluation purposes. This small-scale demonstration enabled the evaluation of system functionality as well as identification of unexpected user requirements caused by its operation. In this study, the target specifications and system architecture of the Korean PRT system at a production level were also reviewed. Eventually, the evaluation results will be reflected in prototype production for further improvement. Keywords: Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), Inductive Power Transfer System (IPTS), magnetic marker-based guidance control, vertical transfer.
Keywords: Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), Inductive Power Transfer System (IPTS), magnetic marker-based guidance control, vertical transfer.