Last month, a new transport system was officially unveiled at Heathrow airport. ULTra consists of 21 electric vehicles running on a four kilometer elevated guideway linking Terminal 5 and two stations in the business parking lot. And, as this Guardian story, The End of Motoring, describes, it’s the first commercial Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) system in the world. Also in the article are some other examples of transport innovation, including usual suspects such as Zipcar but also detailing less well known examples such as parkatmyhouse.com, an online parking marketplace to match car and garage owners, in which BMW invested in July.
[Image of ULTra system c/o ULTra PRT.]
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