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(Poland) City tram as taxi 4-25-2017
Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw Polytechnic) displays model of its PRT design at the Hannover Messe industrial fair. Interview with Prof. Wlodzimierz Choromanski; the prior "Eco-Mobility" branding is oddly absent.

"Individual Tram". Pods and bots at Hannover Messe. 4-25-2017

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Clemson priorities: Planners pick top issues facing Clemson, SC. Mayor J.C. Cook says transit is more than buses, thinks PRT has promise. 4-20-2017


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New VW, Same Old Concept 3-6-2017
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.
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Type 1 Misconception 3-6-2017
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.
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Jacksonville wants to develop Ultimate Urban Circulator involving driverless transit vehicles, to replace aging monorail. 2-24-2017

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India: NITI agency creates demonstration opportunity for 3 pod companies, if they choose to spend the money. 1-31-2017

• Report: skyTran is In 2-6-2017
Six states line up 3-20-2017

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What's next at Masdar 1-15-2017
Ecocity developer seeks "driverless, autonomous and emissions free" technology for new 1 km route, linking Masdar Institute, International Renewable Energy Agency HQ, and planned City Centre.
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Mountain View CA commissions AGT study 1-10-2017
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Gurgaon hopes 'transaction advisers' (a sort of process consultant) can drive 'smart city' and pod transit plans. 1-8-2017
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Israel RFI 1-8-2017
City of Rishon LeTsiyon (see also Feb. 2016) issues a Request For Information for a system serving planned Millennium business/housing development.
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Delhi Delayed Again 12-13-2016
Work on govt safety and consultant reports delay start of pilot study until at least late-2017.

• Earlier: Highways minister promised operation in a year; agency forgot to get local permission.

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Tubenet 10-10-2016
Tube now appears optional: Chinese site with numerous images; video of low speed full size prototype. Company participated in Pod Car City 8 conference.

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State of Selangor, Malaysia proposes small PRT 'radius' in city of Petaling Jaya (pop. 638,000, 38 sq mi) 10-4-2016
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