ULTra PRT – Sustainable Transit for future

Wow! This is so coool!!! Is this the future of transportation. Guess it will take another 25 years before we Indians start having these luxuries… 😉

Nope, this thing isn’t photoshop. Though it has an uncanny similarity to the cool mobile vehicle used by Tom Cruise in Speilberg’s Minority Report, this thing is already in the process of getting implemented. Check out the pictures below for the construction snaps. To actually experience this… maybe you should visit London Heathrow Airport sometime during the fall of 2008.

Till then, check out their website @ http://www.atsltd.co.uk/

ULTra is a battery-driven, 100-mpg-equivalent, elevated personal rapid transit system with many four-person vehicles. First deployment is scheduled for London Heathrow Airport in Spring 2009, to serve Heathrow’s new Terminal 5. Working as circulator transit for office parks, airports, universities, and other major activity centers, ULTra is faster than a car. In these applications, ULTra makes carpooling and conventional transit more effective, by solving the “last mile problem.”

Here are some snaps of the cool thing!!!


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  1. #1 by NANCY KOREN on February 14, 2010 - 3:26 am

    I believe this to be the transportation wave of the future. It is exciting that more and more people are finding out about it and want it to come to their part of the world. Me too!

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