Unique Features of Automated People Mover Systems

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by Donald P. Sullivan, UTDC (USA) Inc, Detroit, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: This paper identifies the characteristics and unique features of the automated transit system presently being installed in the central business district of Detroit, Michigan. This system employs standard automated people mover features such as unmanned vehicles operating under remote control on a dedicated guideway in addition to new designs such as propulsion by solid state linear induction motors, steerable steelwheel trucks and automatic vehicle coupling within a fully automatic storage yard. Subjects covered include Vehicle; Guideway; Stations; Maintenance Control Facility; System Control and Data Acquisition; Power Distribution; Automatic Train Control; Staff and Community Impact.

Subject Headings: Automated transit systems | People movers | Automation | Control systems | Power plants | Vehicles | Guideways | Railroad stations | Business districts | Michigan | North America | United States | Detroit

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