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Podcars Running At London's Heathrow Airport

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Modern Personal Rapid Transit, or PRT or podcars, are finally being put to use in London's Heathrow Airport. I have called it a solution in search of a problem, and here they found it the perfect problem: getting people from one point, a parking lot, to a second point, the airport, on demand. Instead of having buses running all the time, one can call for a car when needed. It uses 50% less energy and is moving 800 people a day. Jim Witkin raves in the New York Times , and Richard Gilbert in the Globe and Mail. Then MIT's Technology Review goes off the rails. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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