WIT Press


Simulation Of The Operation Of Personal Rapid Transit Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

944 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980501

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

J. Edward Anderson

Abstract

This paper describes a computer simulation program developed by the author to study the operation of personal rapid transit (PRT) systems of any size and con- figuration. The control scheme is asynchronous with maneuvers commanded by wayside zone controllers. The simulation runs on a PC, is accurate in every de- tail, and can be used to run an operational system, which would have dual- redundant computers on the vehicles, at wayside to manage specific zones, and in a central location to manage the flow of empty vehicles and to perform other system-wide functions. Some results are given. 1 Introduction Pucher and Lefevre* have shown that urban transport is much in need of a breakthrough. Recent studies add weight to the argument that Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is the needed breakthrough/ ^ PRT is an automated guideway t

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