Other News

This is a round up of other news on the web related to Personal Rapid Transit and Advanced Transport:

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22 Dec 2017

Final Agreement Signed

2getthere’s ParkShuttle in the Rotterdam region (Capelle aan den IJssel) will be transformed into the world’s first autonomous system operating on public roads without featuring a safety driver or steward on board. With the ParkShuttle, the city aims to further increase regional accessibility. It’s a world premiere for the Netherlands: no permanent autonomous system operates on public roads anywhere in the world. The post Final Agreement Si Read more...

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3 Dec 2017

Level 4 demonstration

During the official celebration of the 46th National Day on Saturday evening December 2nd in Abu Dhabi, Masdar and 2getthere’s PRT vehicle took center stage in front of Members of the Royal Families, Supreme Council members, Rulers of the emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers. The level 4 autonomous vehicle, in full operation at Masdar since 2010, was part of a show entitled ‘Here is the Future’, driving up a ramp to deliver one of the Read more...

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7 Nov 2017

Autonomous transit a reality?

Large-scale introduction of driverless vehicles in modern urban traffic is an unlikely scenario for the next 10 to 15 years. Read the conclusion of the whitepaper here. The post Autonomous transit a reality? appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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25 Oct 2017

Successful climate test

Extreme climate test on 2getthere's shared autonomous vehicle (Group Rapid Transit) turns out to be the best and most sophisticated available. The post Successful climate test appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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1 Aug 2017

Long-term agreement

2getthere announced they have signed a long-term agreement with Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE: OII) headquartered in Houston, Texas. The post Long-term agreement appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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7 Jul 2017

Driverless car a threat?

Unless wise policy choices are made, autonomous cars could well make our cities even busier and more unsafe than they already are. This is the conclusion of the Utrecht-based technology company 2getthere. The post Driverless car a threat? appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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17 Jun 2017

On the move

Today a special flight departed from Schiphol Airport to Asia. Dutch technology firm 2getthere placed a newly developed prototype Group Rapid Transit (GRT) vehicle on transport to Singapore. The vehicle carries passengers autonomously, without the intervention of a driver or steward. In the future, the vehicle will also serve Bluewaters Island in Dubai and Rivium business park in the Netherlands. The post On the move appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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14 Mar 2017

Bluewaters Island

Bluewaters Island will feature a 2.6 kilometer connection to the Dubai Metro with 25 autonomous vehicles providing a capacity of 3,350 passengers per hour initially. The post Bluewaters Island appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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14 Mar 2017

Bluewaters contract award

Dutch technology firm 2getthere, a world-leading developer of sustainable mobility solutions, has been awarded the contract for a new automated vehicle system in Dubai that will link new waterfront lifestyle destination Bluewaters with the city’s network of metro stations. The post Bluewaters contract award appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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20 Feb 2017

Rivium 3.0

From 2018 2getthere’s autonomous ParkShuttle in the city of Capelle aan den IJssel will be transformed in the world’s first autonomous system operating on public roads without safety driver or steward. Currently the system carries over 2,400 passengers daily; with […] The post Rivium 3.0 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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20 Feb 2017

1st on public road

From 2018 2getthere's, autonomous ParkShuttle in the city of Capelle aan den IJssel will be transformed in the world’s first autonomous system operating on public roads without safety driver or steward. The post 1st on public road appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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14 Feb 2017

New Passenger Record

We’ve left the year 2016 with a new record of 41.956 passengers in December, followed by an even more astonishing number of passengers going into the new year; 44.575 passengers in January. The post New Passenger Record appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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4 Jan 2017

office in Silicon Valley

Dutch company 2getthere will use strategic Silicon Valley base to break into US market for automated transit systems. The post office in Silicon Valley appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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30 Nov 2016

PRT @ 99.7% since 2010

The driverless Masdar Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has functioned at over 99% efficiency since it began services 6 years ago! The post PRT @ 99.7% since 2010 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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16 Nov 2016

2 Million Passenger Mark

On the eve of the driverless vehicles at Masdar City commencing the 7th year of operations, the system welcomed its 2 millionth passenger. The post 2 Million Passenger Mark appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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10 Nov 2016

Amsterdam Lelylaan

Within the Amsterdam Lelylaan study,  a new multimodal transport hub with 2getthere’s Shared Autonomous Vehicles  is advised. The pods provide a shorter connection to Amsterdam centre, with a high service level. The Shared Autonomous Vehicles ensure the number of cars is […] The post Amsterdam Lelylaan appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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10 Nov 2016

Amsterdam driverless vehicles

Commissioned by The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA), a multidisciplinary team consisting of UNStudio (architects/urban designers), Goudappel Coffeng (mobility consultants), Geophy (data specialists) and 2getthere (innovative mobility systems developers) has collaborated on a study that examines the future potential of the integration of infrastructure and city development around the area of Amsterdam’s A10 ring road and the Lelylaan a Read more...

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9 Nov 2016

Prince Charles driverless

Britain’s Prince Charles visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, yesterday, arriving with our Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) driverless vehicle. The post Prince Charles driverless appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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9 Nov 2016

Driverless Parkshuttle

The world’s first driverless vehicle, the ParkShuttle at business park Rivium in the city of Capelle aan den IJssel (the Netherlands) will continue operations for at least 2 more years. The Metropolitan region Rotterdam The Hague (MRDH) confirmed the extension until late 2018 of the concession of operator Connexxion last week. The city of Capelle aan den IJssel has voiced the intent to renew the system and expand it once the concession runs out Read more...

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27 Oct 2016

Innovation Roadshow

This October the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) roadshow is visiting 7 cities and counties in Taiwan, showcasing Dutch innovations. As part of the roadshow, 2getthere’s local agent Land Network, presents on automated transit systems, providing sustainable mobility for more liveable cities. The post Innovation Roadshow appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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19 Sep 2016

Insights in driverless transit

Earlier today 2getthere hosted ‘insights in driverless transit’ at business park Rivium in the City of Capelle aan den IJssel, providing information about the key aspects related to the realization of automated vehicle systems. The post Insights in driverless transit appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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27 Jul 2016

New logo designs

Where our original logo features orange to recognize that we are a Duch entity, 2getthere Asia's logo features red to reflect SMRT and Singapore, while 2getthere Middle East features UAE green. The post New logo designs appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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19 Jul 2016

Insights in driverless transit

Preceeding InnoTrans in Berlin and PodcarCity in Antwerp, we would like to invite you to ‘Insights in driverless transit’ on the 19th of September in Capelle aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. The program consists of speakers from MRDH, SMRT, Ricardo Rail and 2getthere. The post Insights in driverless transit appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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30 Jun 2016

SMRT and UTS investment

SMRT International Pte Ltd (SMRT International) and United Technical Services (UTS) today announced their investments in 2 Getthere Holding B.V. (2getthere), a Netherlands-based company that designs and makes a family of Automated Vehicles (AV). SMRT International is acquiring a 20% stake worth €4 million (SGD 6 million) in 2getthere, while UTS is increasing its holding in 2getthere to 11% against the same valuation. The post SMRT and UTS inves Read more...

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23 May 2016

ATRA video automated vehicles

2getthere is a corporate member of ATRA and a founding member of the ATRA Industry Group, serving on the board and actively contributing to the activities. 2getthere believes that the knowledge on Automated Transit Networks, whether PRT or GRT, is still not widespread, requiring a pro-active approach providing information to customers (cities and developers), professionals (consultants and engineers) and the general public. The post ATRA video au Read more...

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20 Apr 2016

2getthere Asia Joint Venture

SMRT Services Pte. Ltd. (SMRT Services) and 2 Getthere Holding B.V. (2getthere) today announced a Joint Venture (JV) to market, supply and operate 2getthere’s Automated Vehicle systems in the Asia-Pacific region. In anticipation of the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region for Automated Vehicles, SMRT Services and 2getthere are also working to deepen our strategic relationship with the view to better support the latter’s development and g Read more...

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13 Apr 2016

2getthere joins Connekt

On the eve of the European environmental and transit summit in Amsterdam, 2getthere has joined Connekt. With Connekt as an independent network uniting nearly 400 Dutch companies involved in mobility and logistics and 2getthere as the leading company in the field of autonomous transit systems, it is a good match. The post 2getthere joins Connekt appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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3 Apr 2016

Smart City Expo Taiwan

At the recent Smart City Expo in Taiwan, 2getthere contributed to a session on Smart Mobility with a presentation entitled 'Autonomous Vehicles Complementing Existing Transit'. The post Smart City Expo Taiwan appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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25 Jan 2016

UTS takes a stake in 2getthere

Long time partner United Technical Services (UTS) with Omar Al Askari as CEO, has taken a stake in 2getthere, the leading supplier of innovative automated transit systems (amongst others the Masdar City PRT system) based in the Netherlands. The post UTS takes a stake in 2getthere appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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18 Jan 2016

Research vulnerable road users

As the leading supplier of automated transit solutions, the Dutch company 2getthere will contribute its’ knowledge, skills and experience to the SafeVRU research program. The post Research vulnerable road users appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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8 Jan 2016

Masdar operations extension

2getthere has been awarded the extension of the PRT maintenance & operations contract in Masdar City. Recently the Masdar City PRT system completed its fifth year of operations. The post Masdar operations extension appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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10 Dec 2015

Masdar PRT record highs!

On November 27th the Masdar City PRT system completed its fifth year of operations, setting all time highs in number of passengers carried per month and per year, passenger growth and system availability. The post Masdar PRT record highs! appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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30 Nov 2015

Driverless cars research

As a leading company in the field of automated transport systems based on self driven vehicles, 2getthere will contribute its’ knowledge, skills and experience to the i-CAVE (integrated Cooperative Automated Vehicles) research program. The post Driverless cars research appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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29 Sep 2015

World ITS Congress

At the upcoming World ITS Congress in Bordeaux, France (http://itsworldcongress.com/), 2getthere will be contributing to the see PR16 -  Certification of automated road vehicles for urban public transport. The post World ITS Congress appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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27 Sep 2015

Eco-Mobility Conference

On September 24 Land Network and 2getthere presented at the 2015 Ecomobility Conference in Kaohsiung (Taiwan) sponsored by the Netherlands Trade and Innovation Office. The post Eco-Mobility Conference appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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17 Sep 2015

Extension agency agreement

Vivian Chien, CEO of Land Network and Carel van Helsdingen, CEO of 2getthere, formalized the extension of the agency agreement of Land Network for Taiwan for the next 2 years. The post Extension agency agreement appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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2 Sep 2015

Cooperation with SLTN

Eugene Tuijnman, CEO of SLTN Inter Access and Carel van Helsdingen, CEO of 2getthere, reconfirmed their strategic cooperation agreement 5 years after the initial agreement. The post Cooperation with SLTN appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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17 Aug 2015

Enthusiastic India PM visit to Masdar

On August 17th India PM (Prime Minister) Modi visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, kicking off the visit by riding the PRT system supplied by 2getthere. For purpose of the visit the service of the PRT system had been reserved […] The post Enthusiastic India PM visit to Masdar appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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28 Jul 2015

Partnering with Benteler

BENTELER Engineering Services, reliable engineering partner for the complete product life cycle, and 2getthere, developer of innovative transit systems, strengthen their partnership for the development of 2getthere’s automated people mover applications. Over the past few months the companies have already […] The post Partnering with Benteler appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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17 Jun 2015

All aboard the 3rd generation GRT

2getthere continues to lead the Automated Transit Networks industry with several major innovations being introduced in the 3rd generation Group Rapid Transit (GRT) system. The changes result directly from the experiences gathered with the existing Rivium system (the Netherlands) and […] The post All aboard the 3rd generation GRT appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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16 Jun 2015

ATRA webinar: June 17

Please join the webinar organized by the Advanced Transit Association Industry Group (ATRA IG) on June 17 at 1500 GMT (1000a EDT). The Webinar is entitled ‘Where is autonomous transit going next?’ and will address where advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and […] The post ATRA webinar: June 17 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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18 May 2015

ATRA Webinar: May 20

Date: May 20th at 15.00pm UTC/GMT The webinar will address where advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) are now. Ranging from the proven applications in operation for several years (Rivium, Masdar City […] The post ATRA Webinar: May 20 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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6 May 2015

Performance continued

The Masdar PRT system is currently in its 5th year of operations and continues its performance. Over the last 6 months the system has continously achieved a system availability exceeding 99,9%. The new high was established last month, April 2015, […] The post Performance continued appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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14 Apr 2015

April 22 Webinar

What to plan for when planning for Automated Transit Networks Date: April 22nd at 15.00pm UTC/GMT The webinar is to discuss the key aspects of assessing whether advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit […] The post April 22 Webinar appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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30 Jan 2015

Hsinchu APM

2getthere and Hsin-Chu Seamless Joint Co., Ltd. (Hsin-Jie) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 30th, 2015 for the Hsinchu GRT connection. The system would connect the local rail stations, Tsing Hha University and Hsinchu Science Park. Due to a change […] The post Hsinchu APM appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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30 Jan 2015

Hsinchu GRT signing

2getthere and Hsin-Chu Seamless Joint Co., Ltd. (Hsin-Jie) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 30th in regard to the realization of the Hsinchu GRT connection. The MOU is a next step towards the realization of the connection between the […] The post Hsinchu GRT signing appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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17 Jan 2015

New GRT Design

Carel van Helsdingen, Chief Executive Officer 2getthere   It provides a feeling of lower center of gravity to the vehicle and creates a dynamic balance in the proportion between cabin area and bumper/fender area. All the glass (polycarbonate), with exception […] The post New GRT Design appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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28 Nov 2014

Operations into year 5

As of November 28, 2014 the operations of the PRT at Masdar City heads into its 5th year. The system continues to proof itself, achieving the highest system availability to date over the past 3 months of operation. At 99.96%, […] The post Operations into year 5 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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20 Aug 2014

GSP International Airport Considers New Shuttle Approach

The approach to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) winds along a manicured parkway through a forest before revealing a fountain with a view of the terminal in the background. Pass through the terminal and you will find yourself looking at a garden where you would expect to see parked aircraft. The airport’s emphasis on natural beauty is [...] Read more...

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1 Aug 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (Aug 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...] Read more...

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2 Jul 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (July 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...] Read more...

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3 Jun 2014

Singapore Partnership

At the start of the World Eco City Summit, leading transit operator SMRT Ltd’s subsidiary, SMRT International Pte Ltd and technology provider 2getthere signed an exclusive cooperation agreement for the introduction of 2getthere’s innovative driverless transit systems to Singapore. The […] The post Singapore Partnership appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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2 Jun 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (June 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...] Read more...

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30 May 2014

1 million passenger-mark

On May 22nd at 13.55 hours, the PRT system at Masdar welcomed its 1 millionth passenger. ‘This milestone demonstrates the popularity of the technology being showcased at Masdar City,’ said Anthony Mallows, Director of Masdar City. ‘The PRT system has […] The post 1 million passenger-mark appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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22 May 2014

15 years co-operation

On May 20th United Technical Services (UTS) and 2getthere celebrated 15 years of co-operation. In May 1999 the first joint efforts between United Technical Services and 2getthere were made, marketing the innovative transit systems within the United Arab Emirates. With […] The post 15 years co-operation appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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5 May 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (May 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...] Read more...

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29 Apr 2014

ATRA webinar: May 29

As founding member 2getthere would like to invite you to join the webinar organized by the Advanced Transit Association Industry Group (ATRA IG) on May 29th at 15.00hr (UK time). The webinar is entitled ‘Public Transport Complemented’ and will feature […] The post ATRA webinar: May 29 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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16 Apr 2014

ATRA Board Meeting – Keynote Speech

ATRA Board Meeting – State of the Industry – 4/15/14 Outline Existing Projects Suppliers Potential Owners Technology Changes Is PRT Tipping? Existing Projects Masdar City recently announced expansion of the PRT system to the city center. Suncheon entered limited public service in August, 2103. It is scheduled to enter full public service this Sunday, April 20. Heathrow Airport included expansion of [...] Read more...

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9 Apr 2014

New to PRT

New to PRT by Kate Engel, Executive Assistant, PRT Consulting Before November 2013, ‘PRT’ was just an acronym I thought depicted the initials of my new boss.  When I was informed of its true meaning, visions of the old cartoon show ‘The Jetsons’ came to mind: sky vehicles hovering over cities, self-driving themselves to their [...] Read more...

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9 Apr 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (April 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...] Read more...

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3 Mar 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (March 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...] Read more...

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25 Feb 2014

Cross Kirkland Corridor Symposium Summary

By Kate Engel The Kirkland Symposium was held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 with good attendance.  The agenda consisted of a brief Welcome and Introductions by Darcy Nothnagle, Public Affairs and Government Relations Managers, Western Region, Google (in whose building the meeting took place).  She emphasized that Google promotes a ‘green’ environment and greatly supports the [...] Read more...

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2 Dec 2013

Masdar 3 year anniversary

On November 28th 2010 the Masdar City PRT application was the world’s first podcar system to open to the general public. Last week the system celebrated the completion of its third year of operation, having transported over 819,000 passengers during […] The post Masdar 3 year anniversary appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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28 Nov 2013

Ultra Global and Taiwanese partners to carry out landmark study into Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

Ultra Global is delighted to announce that it has signed a contract with its partners China Engineering Consultants Inc (CECI) to carry out a feasibility study into the deployment of… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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27 Nov 2013

Bloomberg TV Report on Pods including Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod

Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system has been included in a short report by Technology Reporter Rachel Crane that asks the question ‘Are luxury pods the transportation… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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27 Nov 2013

Arup Aviation News Article: ‘Personal Rapid Transport – (PRT) Two Years On at Heathrow’

Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) – Two years on at Heathrow. Has the project been successful and is PRT the way forward for the ‘last mile’ solutions? The pioneering technology which… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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18 Nov 2013

Engineering & Technology Magazine video report on Heathrow pod and PRT

Representatives from Ultra, Heathrow Airport and Arup took part in a short film chronicling the benefits of the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system deployed at Heathrow and the potential for… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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18 Nov 2013

Heathrow pod receives Green Apple award

Ultra Global and Heathrow Airport were delighted that the Heathrow pod was awarded a coveted International Green Apple Award in front of an international audience at a ceremony at the… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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14 Oct 2013

UK Minister Lord Green Visits the Heathrow pod

Ultra Global were recently delighted to host Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment as he visited the company’s Heathrow pod personal rapid transit (PRT) system. In addition… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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2 Oct 2013

iMobility Challenge

On September 11th 2getthere participated in the iMobility Challenge at the Valkenburg airstrip in the Netherlands. With the motto “intelligent mobility for Smart Cities” and the vision to demonstrate how European cities can be provided with smart, energy-efficient, low-pollution and safe […] The post iMobility Challenge appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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26 Sep 2013

Ultra Global take part in Open House London 2013

Over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd September Ultra Global threw open its doors to the public as part of the hugely successful Open House London event. The event… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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26 Sep 2013

Heathrow Pod part of UKTI GREAT Campaign

Images from Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod personal rapid transit have been included within UK Trade and Investments (UKTI) ‘Britain is GREAT’ campaign. The promotion which is designed to showcase the… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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12 Aug 2013

Professor Martin Lowson – The Times (12/08/13)

Aeronautical engineer of international renown who helped to develop the fastest helicopter in the world and pioneered driverless vehicles Professor Martin Lowson was a leading British engineer whose work in… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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25 Jul 2013

Ultra Global feature in Channel 4 News report on UK economy

Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod system last night featured on a report broadcast on the Channel 4 News. The report put together by Economics Editor Faisal Islam coincided with the release… Read the Rest→ Read more...

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15 May 2013

Brink reports on Masdar

Bloomberg Brink is a new original series exploring the revolutionaries, dreamers and disrupters reshaping the future of entire industries. As part of their series Bloomberg Brink also reports on Masdar and the PRT (starting 14 minutes into the report). From […] The post Brink reports on Masdar appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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22 Mar 2013

Podcar Forum Taiwan

On Friday March 8th 2getthere’s Taiwan based agent Land Network organized a highly successful mini-conference entitled Podcar Rapid Transit Forum. The forum was visited by over 100 professionals, representing counties, communities, ministries as well as investors, universities and media. The […] The post Podcar Forum Taiwan appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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12 Mar 2013

Masdar Pods in Wild Arabia

‘Wild Arabia explores the amazing contrasts and remarkable people that make Arabia so intoxicating.’ The BBC show Wild Arabia also includes a report on the Masdar development – and the automated PRT system part of it. In episode 3, Shifting […] The post Masdar Pods in Wild Arabia appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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28 Feb 2013

Sustainability award

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, awarded Masdar first prize in the category of Mobility Management of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transportation. Yousef Baselaib, Director of Business Support, and Zuha Moussa, Head of […] The post Sustainability award appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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20 Nov 2012

500.000 passengers

On November 20th 2012, just two years after the official opening of the PRT system at Masdar City, the system welcomed its 500.000 passenger. An important milestone for Masdar and the PRT system, showing the great appeal of the development […] The post 500.000 passengers appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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24 Oct 2012

Fully Charged visits Masdar

Fully Charged is a weekly video podcast from the creator of ‘Carpool,’ Robert Llewellyn. The show takes a look at the realities of using electric vehicles, looking behind the myths, seeking the truth about electric cars. Llewellyn launched his original […] The post Fully Charged visits Masdar appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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20 Jul 2012

Total Recall’s Robotaxi

Popular Mechanics features 8 Sci-Fi gadgets from movies that are becoming reality, with 2getthere’s podcars at Masdar being compared to the robotaxi from Total Recall. According to Popular Mechanics ‘many of the fantastic creations from the most famous summer movie […] The post Total Recall’s Robotaxi appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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5 Mar 2012

Passenger Growth

The application at Masdar has been operational for over 15 months now, with the passenger number still increasing. February 2012 marked the most passengers using the system to date, even though no special events were organized at Masdar during this […] The post Passenger Growth appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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23 Feb 2012

40 year UAE: Dancing Pods

On December 2nd the 40th UAE National Day was celebrated. The celebration reflected on ‘the spirit that ties us together, the Spirit of the Union that enables millions of people to coexist and build lives together. The Spirit of the […] The post 40 year UAE: Dancing Pods appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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10 Jan 2012

Royals travels in style

On Monday January 9th Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, along with Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Prinses Maxima, attended a round-table conference at Masdar City. The visit started with a trip with the 2getthere supplied PRT system towards […] The post Royals travels in style appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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6 Dec 2011

Rivium Resumed

On Monday December 5th the operations of the ParkShuttle at business park Rivium, in the City of Capelle aan den IJssel, were resumed. After a significant delay resulting from the construction works adjacent to the track, we are happy the […] The post Rivium Resumed appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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1 Dec 2011

Masdar Year 1 Review

On November 27th the first year of Operations and Maintenance of the PRT system at Masdar City was concluded. Over the year the system carried over 230.000 passengers, including VIPs such as His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al […] The post Masdar Year 1 Review appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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20 Oct 2011

Passenger 200.000

On the early morning (7:38hr) of October 20th the Masdar PRT application carried its 200.000th passsenger since the opening on November 28th, 2010. Nearly His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in the […] The post Passenger 200.000 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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20 Oct 2011

Masdar VIP Visit

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces visited Masdar on October 19th. Accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser […] The post Masdar VIP Visit appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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11 Oct 2011

Market@Masdar Again!

Masdar City announced ‘The Market@Masdar City’, a family-focused street fair and organic market, will be organized again on October 28th. The market offers Abu Dhabi residents a glimpse at life in one of the world’s must sustainable, urban developments. The […] The post Market@Masdar Again! appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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13 Sep 2011

Wall Street Journal: Green City PRT

The Wall Street Journal of Monday September 12th featured 2getthere’s PRT system (with picture) as part of the broader article ‘How to Build a Greener City’. The interesting article details options ranging from garbage collection, small wind turbines to transportation […] The post Wall Street Journal: Green City PRT appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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29 Aug 2011

Podcar Conference Stockholm

The 5th Podcar City Conference (PCCC5) will be held on September 6-8, 2011 at Stockholm Waterfront Conference Center. Conference Presenters are the Institute for Sustainable Transportation (IST), Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) and Kompass, a network for local authorities interested in […] The post Podcar Conference Stockholm appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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21 Jul 2011

Taiwan Agent: Land Network

As a result of the publicity for the system and the operations at Masdar City and Rivium, more and more people world wide are getting interested in the concept of Personal Rapid Transit. The mode is seen as a way […] The post Taiwan Agent: Land Network appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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29 May 2011

PRT an enticing reason

The International Council on Innovation in Higher Education (ICIE) visited  Abu Dhabi and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in June 2010, with professor Maureen Sheehan Paparella (Director of Information Technology) making a follow up visit in March 2011. […] The post PRT an enticing reason appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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10 May 2011

Marketable Success

The first edition of the Market@Masdar on April 29th was a marketable success. During the day it is estimated that between 6,000 and 8,000 residents of Abu Dhabi visited the sustainable development. The PRT system carried nearly 3,600 passengers that […] The post Marketable Success appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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21 Apr 2011

Stazione Futura

Stazione Futuro is the exhibition that tells of the Italy of the years to come. A hypertechnological future full of surprises, yet very close to us and already largely ready to be told. This is because, shut away in important […] The post Stazione Futura appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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14 Apr 2011

Construction at Rivium

The construction works of the new P+R facility at metro Station Kralingse Zoom, also the starting point of the ParkShuttle service towards business park Rivium, are entering the next phase. As a result of the works using the track of […] The post Construction at Rivium appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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12 Apr 2011

The Market@Masdar City

Masdar City today announced the launch of ‘The Market@Masdar City,’ a family-focused street fair and organic market that will offer Abu Dhabi residents a glimpse at life in one of the world’s must sustainable, urban developments. The event will be […] The post The Market@Masdar City appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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15 Mar 2011

Rivium Works

The business park Rivium operations are currently facing an increased number of passengers daily as a result of building works adjacent to the track. Due the construction of a new parking facility, the bike path and walkway adjacent to the […] The post Rivium Works appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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26 Feb 2011

Masdar Operations

The Masdar PRT system was taken into operation on Sunday November 28th. The system is operational 18 hours a day (between 06.00hr and 00.00hr). The system operates on demand, with a minimum of 7 vehicles operational during all peak hours. […] The post Masdar Operations appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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5 Feb 2011

2getthere @ APM2011 (Paris)

The 13th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Transit Systems will be held in Paris, Palais des Congrès, from May 22 to 26, 2011. This conference APM-ATS 2011 is the appointment of worldwide professionals who want to share their […] The post 2getthere @ APM2011 (Paris) appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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28 Jan 2011

Prince of Podcars

In the most recent edition of Spectrum, 2getthere’s Chief Service Engineer, is featured in the Dream Job’s section: As the project’s chief service engineer, Duiser troubleshoots the cars’ electrical, mechanical, air-conditioning, and wireless networking systems. With mere weeks left before […] The post Prince of Podcars appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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15 Jan 2011

Passenger Terminal Exhibition

Passenger Terminal EXPO provides the most significant opportunity for airport and airline industries to debate issues and form business relationships on a global scale. 2011 will be the 17th international conference and exhibition for  terminal design, management, security and technology. […] The post Passenger Terminal Exhibition appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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3 Jan 2011

Daventry Conference

This international seminar aims to raise awareness of innovative public transport, specifically Personal and Group Rapid Transit. It will disseminate the results of Daventry’s involvement in the NICHES+ (EC) project and promote the position of Daventry as the site for […] The post Daventry Conference appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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28 Nov 2010

Masdar City

November 28th, 2010 marks the first day of operations of the Masdar City PRT system. Masdar City is officially opened just 3 days earlier, with the system certified by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transportation. Using 10 vehicles, seating up […] The post Masdar City appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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20 Nov 2010

PRT@CNN

Recently the program Future Cities of CNN visited Masdar, detailing the initiatives taken here – including 2getthere’s PRT system. Future Cities gives us an inside look at how cities are adapting to tomorrow’s challenges. For the video please click the […] The post PRT@CNN appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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5 Jun 2010

Freight Transit

At Masdar City 2getthere is also introcuding the concept of Freight Rapid Transit (FRT). The FRT vehicles now still are flatbed vehicles, as they still need to be equipped with their load handling mechanism. Orginally envisioned as being a roller […] The post Freight Transit appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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23 Mar 2010

Transportation Tomorrow

During the recent World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi Sam Lissner and Peter Rose extensively documented the PRT effort being installed at Masdar City as part of their project Mobility Tomorrow (masters thesis for the NYU Center for Global […] The post Transportation Tomorrow appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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21 Jan 2010

Coolest Green Innovation

After the recent World Future Energy Summit 2getthere’s CyberCab PRT system has been named the coolest green innovation. During the WFES one of the 1st series vehicles was on display at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, while a 2nd […] The post Coolest Green Innovation appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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3 Dec 2006

Rivium 2.0

In 2001 the decision is made to renew the system at Rivium, by extending the route, adding 3 stations and introducing 6 new 2nd generation vehicles accommodating up to 24 passengers per vehicle. The system now features 3 at-grade crossings […] The post Rivium 2.0 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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3 Jun 2005

Hessing Opening

In 2005 the 2nd generation GRT was used at the opening of the Hessing showroom in Utrecht. The driverless vehicles provided transportation towards the exclusive car dealership located in the sound barrier along the A2, mixing with car traffic on the […] The post Hessing Opening appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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30 Jun 2004

TU Delft

On the streets of Delft a demonstration was provided to interest potential students in technical studies (at the TU Delft). Interacting with bikes on the streets along the canals, the steward never had to intervene despite the intensive bike traffic.  The post TU Delft appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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25 May 2004

Antibes Demonstration

In 2004 the city of Antibes hosted the closing conference of the CyberCars and CyberMove EU-research programs on driverless vehicles. The 2nd generation GRT provided a demonstration on the Avenue du Verdun in the port of Antibes during two weeks. […] The post Antibes Demonstration appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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15 Mar 2004

FTS Fachtagung

As a division of one of the premier suppliers of Automated Guided Vehicles for factories, 2getthere demonstrates the 2nd generation GRT vehicle during the annual FTS Fachtagung in Hannover, Germany. Operating amongst the pedestrians the vehicle is only operational for […] The post FTS Fachtagung appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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15 May 2003

EV-MC 2003

During the Electric Vehicle exhibition in Monte Carlo in 2003 the new 2nd generation GRT vehicle is introduced. Operating at the exhibition grounds on the Formula 1 circuit adjacent to the swimming pool in the port of Monaco, the vehicle […] The post EV-MC 2003 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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1 Apr 2002

Floriade

From April till October 2002, 25 Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) vehicles provided transportation to the top of Big Spotters’ Hill at the horticultural exhibition Floriade. The vehicles used a 700-meter track spiraling up the hill to transport passengers between the bottom […] The post Floriade appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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1 Feb 1999

Business park Rivium

The Parkshuttle connects the subway station Kralingse Zoom and business park Rivium in the city of Capelle aan den IJssel. A pilot operated between February 1999 to November 2001, with the system being extended and replaced with six 2nd generation vehicles […] The post Business park Rivium appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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12 Dec 1997

Schiphol Airport

Hier komt dan een verhaal over schiphol dat dan te zien moet zijn als ik met mijn muis over de tijdslijn ga. The post Schiphol Airport appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...