Pod Cars Over Abu Dhabi

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is a system that has been used at the University of West Virginia in Morgantown for over 30 years (it was invented by a professor there),  and now a super-duper version of it is being planned for Abu Dhabi.  It runs on an elevated grid, on wheels rather than on a monorail, and each podcar operates independently, taking passengers directly to their destination, bypassing other stops.

Under one scenario, a passenger enters the system, swipes a card and a voice says "Good morning, So-and-So!  Where would you like to go today?" And then tells you when your podcar will be ready, and at which platform. 

The podcar artwork shown here depicts a PRT system proposed for Stockholm, Sweden.

Image by Visulogic


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.

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