The Self-Driving Pods Are Here

#Future

Tue, Sep 27th, 2011 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Looking like they came out straight from The Minority Report, London Heathrow Airport has launched a driver-less shuttle system, the ULTRa PRT, capable of seating four and quickly taking passengers between terminal and parking lots.

From the article on Nothing To Do With Arbroath.

The future of public transport has finally arrived with Heathrow Airport officially unveiling laser-guided travel pods. The world's first fully-automated ULTra Personal Pod cars, designed by Advanced Transport Systems, were found to cut the time it takes passengers to move from the terminal to the car park by 60 per cent during a recent trial.

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