Automated Highway Systems by Petros Ioannou (auth.), Petros A. Ioannou (eds.)

By Petros Ioannou (auth.), Petros A. Ioannou (eds.)

Experts handle many of the major concerns and uncertainties linked to the layout and deployment of automatic street platforms (AHS). They speak about new AHS thoughts, know-how, and advantages, in addition to institutional, environmental, and social matters - issues that would have an effect on dramatically the operation of the present street method from either the motor vehicle and infrastructure issues of view.

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Table 1 provides some sample numbers to illustrate the significance of this for intra platoon gaps. 5g. Using today's automatic braking technology, it would probably take about 250 ms for an automatic braking system to reach full braking effectiveness. We expect that this could be reduced to 100 ms in the next few years based on ongoing laboratory developments. The "manual control" columns in Table 1 assume a highly skilled and alert driver rather than a typical driver. 5 m value shown in Table 1 to 10 m.

The two basic deployment concepts evaluated in this study are the shared space and dedicated space concepts. The shared space concept is both automated and manual facilities occupy a common right-of-way and utilize common entry and exit facilities. Shared space AHS facilities can be built by converting existing freeway lanes to automated lanes or through the construction of additional lanes. Under the shared space concept, all vehicles would enter and exit the freeway under manual control via existing, and possibly newly constructed, on- and off-ramps.

S. E. SHLADOVER, Potential Freeway Capacity Effects of Automatic Vehicle Control Systems, Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering, ASCE Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1991, pp. 213-217. S. E. SHLADOVER, Operation of Automated Guideway Transit Vehicles in Dynamically Reconfigured Trains and Platoons, Reports UMTA-MA-06-0085-1 through -3, PB 300513, PB 80-142862, and PB 80-198856 (1979). S. E. SHLADOVER, Vehicle-Follower Control for Dynamic Entrainment of Automated Guideway Transit Vehicles,!

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