A Public Transport System Based on Light Electric Cars

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by Michel Parent, INRIA, Le Chesnay, France,
Pierre-Yves Texier, INRIA, Le Chesnay, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV

Abstract: This paper presents the concept under development in France of a novel transportation system based on fleet of small public cars under supervision from a central computer. These public cars are driven by their users but can be automated on special tracks. This public transportation system can be an extension of a public network where the demand does not justify the investment and the operation of large capacity systems and it can be an alternative to the development of park and ride systems. It can also be justified for local trips in specific neighborhoods.

Subject Headings: Light (artificial) | Public transportation | Automobiles | Electrical systems | Automated transit systems | System analysis | Parking facilities | Personnel management | France | Europe

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