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Sustainable Energy

On-Demand Transit

  • October 25, 2011

The personal rapid transit (PRT) system at London’s Heathrow airport is the first such commercial system in the world. Passengers wishing to travel between the terminal and the parking lot can summon a battery-powered, autonomously driven pod that can hold four people plus their luggage. It takes each pod about five minutes to traverse the 3.8-kilometer distance along a dedicated guideway.

Product: ULTra PRT system
Cost: N/A
Availability: Now
Source: www.ultraprt.com
Companies: BAA and ULTra PRT

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