Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Heathrow Driverless Taxi

Submitted by Shawn on Tuesday, 18 August 2009


Heathrow Airport’s is going to have 18 personal rapid transport (PRT) vehicles. The driver-less taxis will move passengers around Heathrow Airport.

“The four-passenger personal rapid transport (PRT) vehicles, unveiled this week at the Science Museum in London, take airport-goers on a special narrow road from Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to various parking lots. Passengers use a touch screen to type in their destination, press a start button, and the battery-powered vehicle zips along at 25 mph to their destination. There’s a reason the pods look so futuristic–they were designed by Mark Lowson, who worked on the Saturn Rocket that launched Apollo missions.”

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