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Fast, Imaginary Ride To Courthouse


Here comes the judge

Here comes the judge

Mar. 28, 2017- The guys behind the International Personal Express Rapid Transit scam have gained some official notice! The NewsCenter blog This Week In Precipitation has the scoop.

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2getthere wins Bluewaters contract


The Ain Dubai

The Ain Dubai

Mar. 14 2017- 2getthere has won the award to build a transit connector for Dubai's Bluewaters development, the Dutch transit company announced. The automated transit system will connect the Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station to an unspecified number of stations on Bluewaters Island, a distance of 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles). The system will use 2getthere's "3.0" Group Rapid Transit vehicle, a larger 24 seat version of the technology already in use at Masdar.

New VW, Same Old Concept


VW Sedric driverless concept (Telegraph)

VW Sedric driverless concept (Telegraph)

Mar. 6, 2017- From Geneva Motor Show 2017, The Telegraph reports on Volkswagen's Sedric driverless concept car, which bears physical resemblance to pod transit vehicles like Ultra and 2getthere. We say again that if you deploy driverless like an automobile, it's still an automobile, with most of the same negative impacts.

The Fold

Type 1 Misconception


L.A. City Watch

L.A. City Watch

Mar. 6, 2017- LA City Watch's Bob Gelfland has written positive things in the past about PRT. But in his latest column on traffic solutions he compares pod transit to the door-to-door service of driverless cars. The PRT niche is the dense urban network with short walking distances. Deploy driverless vehicles on the automobile paradigm and you'll end up with the same problems, like congestion (albeit driverless) and continued sprawl.

Driverless Skyway


Illustration: Transit pods in Jacksonville (Times-Union)

Illustration: Transit pods in Jacksonville (Times-Union)

Feb. 24, 2017- Jacksonville wants to develop Ultimate Urban Circulator involving driverless transit vehicles, to replace aging monorail.

Parkshuttle future


Parkshuttle in Rotterdam

Parkshuttle in Rotterdam

Feb. 20, 2017- Dutch driverless Parkshuttle mini-bus to start operating in mixed traffic in 2018.

India: Demo Opportunity


Ultra is one of three candidates

Ultra is one of three candidates

Feb. 6, 2017- The NITI agency creates demonstration opportunity for 3 pod companies, if they choose to spend the money.

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