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1. (EP0801616) POSITION RECOGNITION APPARATUS FOR A PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT CONTROL SYSTEM

Office : European Patent Office
Application Number: 96937569 Application Date: 07.11.1996
Publication Number: 0801616 Publication Date: 22.10.1997
Publication Kind : A1
Designated States: AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LI, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:KR1996000197 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
B 61L
G01C 22/00
B61L 23/00
B61L 25/04
B61L 25/06
B61L 27/04
G01B 21/00
G05D 1/02
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61
RAILWAYS
L
GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
27
Central traffic control systems
04
Automatic systems, e.g. controlled by train; Change-over to manual control
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
C
MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
22
Measuring distance traversed on the ground by vehicles, persons, animals or other moving solid bodies, e.g. using odometers or using pedometers
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61
RAILWAYS
L
GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
23
Control, warning or like safety means along the route or between vehicles or vehicle trains
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61
RAILWAYS
L
GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
25
Recording or indicating positions or identities of vehicles or vehicle trains or setting of track apparatus
02
Indicating or recording positions or identities of vehicles or vehicle trains
04
Indicating or recording train identities
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61
RAILWAYS
L
GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
25
Recording or indicating positions or identities of vehicles or vehicle trains or setting of track apparatus
06
Indicating or recording the setting of track apparatus, e.g. of points, of signals
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61
RAILWAYS
L
GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC
27
Central traffic control systems
04
Automatic systems, e.g. controlled by train; Change-over to manual control
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
B
MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
21
Measuring arrangements or details thereof in so far as they are not adapted to particular types of measuring means of the other groups of this subclass
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
D
SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1
Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02
Control of position or course in two dimensions
CPC:
B61L 23/005
B61L 25/04
B61L 27/04
Applicants: KIM IN KI
Inventors: KIM IN KI
Priority Data: 1019950040373 08.11.1995 KR
9600197 07.11.1996 KR
Title: (DE) LAGEERKENNUNGSVORRICHTUNG FÜR DIE STEUERUNG EINES SCHNELLEN PERSONENTRANSPORTSYSTEMS
(EN) POSITION RECOGNITION APPARATUS FOR A PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT CONTROL SYSTEM
(FR) APPAREIL DE RECONNAISSANCE DE LA POSITION POUR GERER UN SYSTEME DE TRANSPORT RAPIDE DE PERSONNES
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention relates to a position recognition apparatus for personal rapid transit. The personal rapid transit system comprises a chassis (40) for moving at the inside of a guideway (10) and a chamber for passengers being mounted on the chassis (40) at the outside of the guideway (10). The chassis (40) is provided with guidance wheels (41 and 42), electric linear motors (44a and 44b), a switching device, brakes, a control apparatus (70) and electric power supply devices. Bar code scanners (60a and 60b) are installed at both sides of the chassis (40) in the inside of the guideway (10). Bar codes include figures and letters indicating sections and positions at a certain interval on the guideway (10), and are printed on bar code members (50a and 50b) having a predetermined width which is made of plastics. The plastic bar code members (50a and 50b) on which the same bar codes are printed are attached to both sides of the guideway (10). The scanners (60a and 60b) recognize positions and speed of the vehicles (80) from bar codes which are arranged opposite to the scanners (60a and 60b) fixed at the chassis (40) of the vehicles (80), and transmit the data to a computer which is installed adjacent to the scanners (60a and 60b) for controlling the vehicles (80). The computer controls the driving motors of the vehicles (80) to thereby provide effects of performing accurate interval maintenance and preventing in advance rear-end collision and collision between vehicles under the control of interval and speed.
(FR) L'invention concerne un appareil de reconnaissance de position pour gérer un système rapide de transport de personnes. Le système rapide de transport de personnes comprend un châssis (40) se déplaçant à l'intérieur d'une voie de guidage (10) et une chambre pour passagers montée sur le châssis (40) à l'extérieur de la voie de guidage (10). Le châssis comprend des roues de guidage (41 et 42) des moteurs électriques linéaires (44a et 44b), un dispositif de commutation, des freins, un appareil de commande (70) et un système d'alimentation en courant électrique. Des lecteurs (60a et 60b) de codes barres sont installés sur les deux côtés du châssis (40) à l'intérieur de la voie de guidage (10). Les codes barres comportent certains chiffres et lettres indiquant des sections et des positions à un certain intervalle sur la voie de guidage (10) et ils sont imprimés sur des éléments pour codes barres (50a et 50b) en plastique, d'une largeur prédéterminée. Les éléments de codes barres en plastique (50a et 50b) sur lesquels les mêmes codes barres sont imprimés sont fixés sur les deux côtés de la voie de guidage (10). Les lecteurs (60a et 60b) reconnaissent les positions et la vitesse des véhicules (80) à partir des codes barres se trouvant vis-à-vis des lecteurs (60a et 60b) fixés sur le châssis (40) des véhicules (80) et transmettent les données à un ordinateur qui est installé près des lecteurs (60a et 60b) pour la commande des véhicules (80). L'ordinateur commande les moteurs des véhicules (80) pour assurer un contrôle précis des distances entre les véhicules et de leurs vitesses, afin d'empêcher les collisions entre les véhicules.
Also published as:
NO19973139RU02137643US6029104JP3042721 JPH10509522 CN1173851
CA2209680AU1996075076WO/1997/017244