Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Personal Pod Transport Is Coming

Personal Pod Transport Is Coming: "The age of the pod car may finally be upon us.

Futurists have long predicted the day when we zip along in autonomous and electric monorail-like systems they call Personal Rapid Transit, and several projects underway in cities around the world suggest we soon may be freed from the bondage of gridlock.

'It's time we design cities for the human, not for the automobile,' says Jacob Roberts, president of Connect Ithaca, which is trying to make the city in upstate New York the first pod-car city in America. The pod car, he says, 'creates the perfect blend between the privacy and autonomy of the automobile with the public transportation aspect and, of course, it uses clean energy.'"