Automated People Movers 2009: Connecting People, Connecting Places, Connecting Modes
Robert R. Griebenow
American Society of Civil Engineers, May 12, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 632 pages
Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Automated People Movers, held in Atlanta, Georgia, May 31?June 3, 2009. Sponsored by the Committee on Automated People Movers of the Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.
This collection contains 53 papers offering the latest ideas, technology, planning, and projects demonstrating a global focus on automated transit and its practical application in urban areas around the world. Automated transportation is widely accepted to be safer and less costly than vehicles operated manually, as well as more efficient than human traffic control. Full automation is being applied to a wide range of transportation technologies, from rapid transit systems to small circular systems. These papers showcase the developing technologies, the improvements to existing systems, and the use of automated transit in places such as Seattle, London, and Guangzhou, China. Topics include:Airport Experiences Major Activity Centers New System Developments System Improvements Urban Metro