Personal rapid Transit - PODCAR


A PRT system (by 2getthere) went into operation in Masdar City in the UAE in November 2010. The system has 10 passenger and 3 freight vehicles serving 2 passenger and 3 freight stations connected by 1.2 kilometers of one-way track. The system is in operation 18 hours a day, seven days a week serving the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Trips take about 2 and a half minutes (i.e., an average speed of roughly 12mph / 20km/h) and are presently free of charge. Average wait times are expected to be about 30 seconds.

Several cities have recently expressed interest in PRT, and two small city-based systems are currently in development, in Suncheon, South Korea and Amristar, India


Posted by etienne mares / 10.9 years ago / 2724 hits