Standardization of AGT Systems in Japan

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by Yoshinosuke Yasoshima, Saitama Univ, Urawa, Japan, Saitama Univ, Urawa, Japan,
Takashi Inoue, Saitama Univ, Urawa, Japan, Saitama Univ, Urawa, Japan,
Yoshio Tsukio, Saitama Univ, Urawa, Japan, Saitama Univ, Urawa, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers

Abstract: Automated guideway transit systems (AGT) have been developped by different private firms in Japan, and therefore, the system components and dimensions are somewhat diversified. Such diversity has caused problems such as longer time and higher costs for implementation owing to the intricate selection and the design of the system and impossibility of vehicle substitution on different lines. We studied the standardization of AGT so as to solve this problem. The items standardized are vehicle capacity, vehicle operating system, guidance, switching, etc. A conceptual multi-objective decision problem was formulated in order to solve these items; high weights have been placed on the subobjectives of an operator and users. The standardization will prevail over not only the systems guided and subsidized by the governments but also the ones implemented by private firms at their own expenses.

Subject Headings: Automated transit systems | Vehicles | Guideways | Systems engineering | People movers | Railroad trains | Government | Japan | Asia

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