Driverless Pods Carry Us Closer to Distant Future

By c-line Last edited 105 months ago
Driverless Pods Carry Us Closer to Distant Future

flying car3.jpg Alongside a new terminal, Heathrow will soon be installing an energy-efficient Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT) between Terminal 5 and its business car park. Driverless pods, which will feature destination touch screens and be able to move along at up to 25 mph and carry 4 passengers, should make an appearance by 2010. The battery-powered PRT, developed by Bristol-based firm Advanced Transport Systems, will not only help to reduce queues and local emissions, but also should help fulfill our decades-old-vision of what the future should look like. The vehicles are currently on display at the Science Museum. Stop by for a free 10 minute demonstration this afternoon or tomorrow. (Image/marcus_jb1973)

Last Updated 12 August 2009

Mr Thant

The track has long been installed (most of it was there before T5 opened) and the system was meant to be open months ago.