Presentation - Automated Road Vehicles

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Personal Rapid Transit Scale Model
Advanced Transit Association Annual Technical Meeting
January 23, 2011
Washington, DC
Robert Johnson
R. E. Johnson Consulting
Rockville, Maryland
www.REJConsult.com
Update Since Last Year’s Technix
• Last year’s presentation is at:
www.AutoRoadVehicles.com > What’s New >
Jan 10, 2010
• Summary:
– 1/9 scale, 16.6 in. (42 cm) long
– Large enough to hold full-size electronics
– Especially suitable for developing vision-based
control systems
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New Since Last Year
• 32-bit microcontroller to operate steering and
drive motor
• Body composed of 11 pieces of flat, clear acrylic;
mostly covered with paper printed on inkjet
printer
• Can be manually operated from PC keyboard via
radio
• Platform 45 in. (114 cm) long to represent 2-berth
station for docking tests
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Vehicle Docked at Platform
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Future Work
• 1/9 Scale test loop with station
• Several more vehicles
• Software
– Linux
– Computer vision
– Microcontroller programming
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