By Topic

Technology '88: transportation

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)

This review of 1987 developments discusses the growing impetus toward automatic train control in the wake of the January 1987 accident involving an Amtrak passenger train. Also discussed are the growing use of gate-turnoff-thyristor-based converters in railroad equipment; growing interest in high-speed trains; and air safety problems. An expert opinion is offered by Richard A. Uher, director of Carnegie-Mellon University's Rail Systems Center, Pittsburgh, who describes two energy-cost-reduction schemes for transit systems.<>

Published in:

Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 1 )