POD CAR NEWS
BeemCar PRT System
BeemCar is a new suspended pod car system being developed by Composite Solutions in the UK.
Pod Cars Coming to Korea and India Soon
Two new PRT systems in development include a Vectus project in Suncheon, Korea, and Ultra Global PRT has now begun constructing what will be the world's largest PRT system as well as the world's first urbanPRT system in Amritsar, India. This is expected to go live some time in 2014. Here is a recent article about pod cars in Amritsar India... Read Article>
ModuTram in Mexico has now opened the 3rd operational PRT test track in the world.
Pod Cars Planned for Amritsar, India
A New York Times blog article about pod cars coming to Amritsar in India... Read Article>
Delhi Considering Pod Cars
A Smart Planet article about pod cars being considered as a solution for transportation in dense areas in Delhi, the capital of India. Read Article>
Heathrow Airport Pod Cars
Popular Science article about the pod cars at Heathrow Airport in London. Read Article>
Technology Review on Pod Cars and PRT
An online Technology Review article discussing pod cars and PRT systems. The Technology Review is published by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and it is the world's oldest technology magazine, identifying and analyzing emerging technologies since 1899! Read Article>
Pod Cars Operating at Heathrow Airport, London
A Discovery News report on pod cars at Heathrow Airport. Read Article>
Using Pod Cars for Airport Transportation
Smart Planet article discussing pod cars for airport transportation... Read Article>
India Considering a Pod Car System to Improve Public Transport
Delhi is considering a prt system in the capital as a supplement to the existing public transport services around the University and other areas for added convenience and pollution reduction... Read Article>
|General Motors Personal Electric Pod Car
A Wired article about the new futuristic concept pod vehicle from being designed by GM. These small personal electric pod cars, also known as urban mobility vehicles are based on earlier Segway technology and they do not need any track to operate on. General Motors is calling these Electric Networked Vehicles... Read Article>
About Pod Cars and PRT Systems
A general article from Discovery about the Pod Car and Personal Rapid Transit systems... Read Article>
Pod Cars News Article
This New York Times article includes some updated information about the Pod Car System at the Heathrow Airport and details about some newer projects under way around the world, and briefly covers some of the benefits of personal rapid transit systems including reducing pollution and lowering public transport costs ... Read Article>
NASA's Sky Tran PRT System
This project uses Unimodal's Skytran concept in a joint partnership with NASA. This high-speed suspended car PRT system is currently being researched and developed at the NASA Ames research center.
AIR POD CAR
A new car that runs on air has been created. This "Air Pod" car is designed and produced by MDI Enterprises in France. The 3 seat Air Pod car runs on regular readily available breathable air using a patented air engine invented by company founder, Guy Negre... Read Article>
Videos: Air Pod car video part one> - Air Pod car video part two>
POD CARS IN MASDAR CITY, ABU DHABI
Masdar City is a carbon neutral city development project in Abu Dhabi which will include an underground system of automatic electric pod cars. This pod car system is supposed to be operating by the end of the year (2009). Read article>
Video: Masdar City Video>
2011 Update on Masdar City Pod Cars - The Masdar City PRT System is now fully operational, since November 2010. The Masdar system is an underground PRT network in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. The entire city is an experiment in sustainable living. Masdar City's pod cars are manufactured in the Netherlands for the Dutch PRT company 2GetThere.
HEATHROW AIRPORT POD CAR SYSTEM
The ULTra PRT system at London's Heathrow International Airport is now complete and should be ready for shuttle travelers around the airport by 2010... Read article> - Watch video>
SWEDEN PROPOSES FUTURE PRT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
The Swedish government has recently announced future plans to construct a personal rapid transit system in one of their major cities.
OLDER NEWS ARTICLES:
THE PODCARS ARE COMING> (OCTOBER 19, 2007)
ITHACA TAKES A HARD LOOK AT POD CARS> (SEPTEMBER 20, 2008)
NO GAS REQUIRED - POD-CAR SYSTEMS ARE ON THE WAY> (MARCH 12, 2009)
THE POD CARS OF SAN JOSE> (OCTOBER 04, 2009)
INVASION OF THE POD CAR> (OCTOBER 04, 2009)
THE TOYOTA P.O.D. CAR
The Toyota "POD" car was a concept car created in collaboration with Sony - POD is an acronym for Personalization On Demand. This concept vehicle was shown in 2001 at the Tokyo Motor Show and was never put into commercial production. Toyota's POD car was designed with artificial intelligence technologies capable of performing basic activities like creating shopping lists and playing music, as well as the ability to detect and respond to the emotions of the driver and express it's own feelings. The Toyota Pod car has been featured in the Gran Turismo Concept game.