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Automated Transit Networks

SFBAC Vehicular Technology Society

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

Automated Transit Networks

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Join us for an exciting luncheon talk on solar powered Automated Transit Networks!

EVENT SCHEDULE:  11:30 AM – 12 NOON light lunch & Networking, 12 PM to 12:45 PM presentation, 12:45 PM to 1:00 PM, Q & A.



Professor Burford Furman and his engineering students will present their work on

designing a solar-powered Automated Transit Network (ATN). They will also

demonstrate components of their soon to be operational 1:12 scale model. ATN is

an idea that has been around since the 1950s and saw significant development in

the 1960s through the early 1980s. There is renewed interest in ATN by

municipalities to alleviate transportation problems that plague urban areas.  The project has made remarkable progress resulting from active collaboration between industry and academia (San Jose State University team under Prof. Furman and his students).




Burford (Buff) Furman has been on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical

and Aerospace Engineering at San José State University since 1994. Prior to

coming to SJSU, he worked at IBM in San Josë in the development of disk drive

actuators and spindle motors. He has also worked as a consultant in the

optomechanical and laboratory automation industries. His areas of teaching and

research are primarily focused in mechatronics, precision machine design,

engineering measurements, and programming.



Cadence Corporation

Auditorium, Bldg. 10.

2655 Seely Avenue

San Jose, CA 95134.



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2655 Seely Ave
San Jose, CA 95134

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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SFBAC Vehicular Technology Society

The Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) is composed of engineers, scientists, students, and technicians, interested in advancing the theory and practice of electrical engineering as it applies to the following areas:

  • Land Transportation
  • Railroad/Mass Transit
  • Mobile Communications
  • Vehicular Electrotechnology Equipment and Systems
  • Land, Airborne and Maritime Mobile Services
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