1974-02-01

ACT - Ford's Automatically Controlled Transportation System 740226

This paper contains a technical description of the Ford Motor Co.'s ACT system which has been designed to meet transportation needs in a wide variety of urban applications. The discussion covers the systems design features and operation of the driverless rubber-tired vehicles, the guideway, and the system's ability to meet expanding needs by a modular approach to the command and control design.
Descriptions of Ford's new Cherry Hill Test Track and the first installations at the Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn, Mich., and the Bradley International Airport, Hartford, Conn., are also presented.

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