Other News

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

Posted by: on
10 Dec 2018

Production Agreement

The production agreement with Altran accommodates the production and assembly of the first series (30) GRT autonomous shuttles. The post Production Agreement appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
13 Nov 2018

Revo-GT

During the IAAPA Attractions Expo, Oceaneering and 2getthere introduce Revo-GT: an out of park experience. The post Revo-GT appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
30 Oct 2018

Future of Buses

2getthere is presenting and contributing to a panel at the VDI Future of Buses conference in Amsterdam, on cooperative driving and whether buses can adopt to the new age. The post Future of Buses appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
18 Oct 2018

Ynnovators Day

2getthere hosts Ynnovators Day, exchanging thoughts and experiences on how new transit systems can be introduced quicker and better. The post Ynnovators Day appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
10 Oct 2018

A Mondial impression

At Mondial Tech 2018, organized in conjunction with the Paris Autowhow, 2getthere's GRT vehicle made a mondial impression to all visitors. The post A Mondial impression appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
2 Oct 2018

Smart Systems Summit

2getthere's Robbert Lohmann will present 'From automated to autonomous: Rivium business park and Brussels Airport'. The presentation details how the 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 Smart Systems Summit appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
24 Sep 2018

Podcar City Gavle

Podcar City Gavle focuses on how we can plan for automated shared mobility, bringing together autonomous shuttles and automated transit networks. The post Podcar City Gavle appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
18 Sep 2018

Mondial Tech 2018

At Mondial Tech 2018, 2getthere's 3rd generation GRT autonomous shuttle will be on full display at the booth of its partner Altran. The post Mondial Tech 2018 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
13 Sep 2018

Innovation Expo ’18

At the Innovation Expo, 2getthere will be demonstrating the 3rd generation autonomous shuttle, featuring perfectly in 'taking innovations further, realising breakthroughs and contributing to the social challenges' The post Innovation Expo ’18 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
5 Sep 2018

ITS Copenhagen 2018

Dennis Mica and Rien van der Knaap present 'The autonomous Rivium ParkShuttle, from dedicated lane to mixed traffic (SAE level 4)' as part of the Connected, Cooperative and Automated Transport topic. The session starts at 11.00hr on September 20th (Room Montreal, B5 M1). The post ITS Copenhagen 2018 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
21 Aug 2018

Safety, Security and Reliability

A recent study shows the Rivium vehicles are safe and reliable. The high marks for security contradict a similar survey for an AV demonstration in Finland. The post Safety, Security and Reliability appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
13 Aug 2018

Smart Cities Summit Asia

Smart Cities Summit Asia is Asia's leading exhibition and conference for smart city technologies where companies and delegations form over 200 cities gather to build people centered smart cities together. The post Smart Cities Summit Asia appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
9 Jul 2018

Demonstrations (non)sense

It often seems that autonomous shuttles are everywhere. And yet they aren’t. As there are so many demonstrations, they should make (some) sense, right? The post Demonstrations (non)sense appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
26 Jun 2018

Joining Drive Sweden

2getthere is joining Drive Sweden, to actively work on delivering the next generation mobility system for people and goods. The post Joining Drive Sweden appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
18 Jun 2018

Airport Access Ideas Forum

2getthere's Dennis Mica will be contributing to the second Airport Access Ideas Forum on Wednesday 27th of June in London. The Forum is an event designed to highlight the key challenges airports, city planners and ground transport operators need to prepare for when planning airport access for future users. The post Airport Access Ideas Forum appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
9 Jun 2018

Happy with Sjoerd

Sjoerd works for supermarket chain Albert Heijn in the Netherlands, but is also an aspiring vlogger. In his series 'Blij met Sjoerd' he chases news that makes people happy. The post Happy with Sjoerd appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
4 Jun 2018

Join the cause!

The SingelSwim Utrecht is the only swim in the oldest canal in the Netherlands: Utrecht Singel. In 2015 the first edition took place with a great success. Singel Swim Utrecht is a charity event entirely dedicated to collecting funds and raising the awareness of the FSHD muscle disease. The post Join the cause! appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
15 May 2018

Joining CUTRIC

2getthere is joining CUTRIC, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium, which supports projects that develop the next-generation of mobility and transportation technologies for Canadians. The post Joining CUTRIC appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
3 May 2018

SmartDrivingCar Summit

2getthere will be presenting at the second annual SmartDrivingCar Summit, reporting on the developments in relation to the recent announcement for the Rivium, NTU and Zaventem projects. The conference brings together buyers, sellers and facilitators of autonomous cars, trucks, and buses. It looks at the economic forces behind deployment and commercialization of autonomous vehicle technology—supply, demand, and public oversight. The post SmartDr Read more...

Posted by: on
28 Apr 2018

Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport and De Lijn have decided to partner with 2getthere for the Brussels Airport Autonomous Shuttle. 2getthere’s fully autonomous (self-driving) shuttles will link Brussels Airport with the long term parking area. Brussels Airport is the first European airport to use autonomous shuttles in fully mixed traffic. Four other constructors were in the race for this highly desirable assignment. The post Brussels Airport appeared first on Read more...

Posted by: on
26 Apr 2018

Smart Cities New York

The Netherlands is driving the future of mobility. Whether it’s smart, green or safe mobility. The May 8th workshop as part of the NY Smart Cities conference allows you to learn the secrets the our success by offering simple, affordable and fast techniques to create a variety of smart mobility solutions. The post Smart Cities New York appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
23 Apr 2018

Bluewaters Livery reveal

In collaboration with Meraas, the Dubai-based holding company behind some of the city’s most popular urban destinations, Dutch technology firm 2getthere officially revealed the first Group Rapid Transit autonomous vehicle that will be used at Bluewaters during the UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition. The post Bluewaters Livery reveal appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
20 Apr 2018

Brussels Airport Shuttle

Brussels Airport and De Lijn have decided to partner with 2getthere, using its fully autonomous (self-driving) vehicles to link Zaventem's long term parking area with the terminal. Brussels Airport is the first European airport to use autonomous vehicles in fully mixed traffic. The vehicles are expected to hit the road in 2021, after an intensive pilot phase, starting in 2019. Four other constructors were in the race for this highly desirabl Read more...

Posted by: on
18 Apr 2018

Meet us @ APM Conference

During the ASCE and TD&I Automated People Mover Conference in Tampa, 2getthere will be present on the Bluewaters Island and Rivium applications as well as on recent research conducted with regards to the incorporation of autonomous vehicles on the airside apron. The post Meet us @ APM Conference appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
16 Apr 2018

MoU for NTU Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, SMRT Services and 2getthere have joined forces to deploy fully automated Group Rapid Transit (GRT) autonomous vehicles (AV) on the NTU Smart Campus by 2019. The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a ceremony today, paving the way for the GRT to be integrated into NTU’s transport network. The post MoU for NTU Singapore appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
16 Apr 2018

Nanyang University

Nanyang Technological University will feature fully automated GRT autonomous vehicles on the NTU Smart Campus. The new GRTs will be tested on NTU’s campus in a few phases, which will start around the last quarter this year. The vehicles will be integrated into NTU's transport network, expected to serve between NTU’s halls of residences and the main academic areas. The post Nanyang University appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
12 Apr 2018

Regulations Required

Authorities will have to introduce strict regulations to ensure the safe introduction of autonomous vehicles on public roads. By doing so, they can also speed up the adoption. Stricter regulations will most likely result in a shakeout in the supply side of the autonomous transit market. The post Regulations Required appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
9 Apr 2018

UITP Dubai

At the upcoming UITP Mena congress and exhibition, 2getthere will be displaying its 3rd generation GRT autonomous vehicle. Accommodating up to 24 passengers, the vehicle will be featured first in the Bluewaters Island development by Meraas. If you are interested to meet with us, please reach out and contact us. The post UITP Dubai appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
5 Apr 2018

Workhorse Testing

At 2getthere's Utrecht based testsite, the verification and validation team has been busy for months with vehicle tests. On Friday April 5th we filmed one of the first tests with a fully loaded vehicle at 35 kilometers per hour. Even though the speed is already impressive, we are even more pleased with the stability and comfort on the vehicle on the uneven surface and the low noise levels The post Workhorse Testing appeared first on 2getther Read more...

Posted by: on
29 Mar 2018

Rivium Project Office

With the recent award of the replacement and expansion of the Rivium project, 2getthere decided to open an office at the business park. Being close to the site where the system needs to be installed, allows for project meetings to be held locally and work closely alongside the city of Capelle aan den IJssel, MRDH and all other parties involved in the delivery of the project. The post Rivium Project Office appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
21 Mar 2018

Quite the show

2getthere's new vehicle is quite the show as the most photographed object of the Intertraffic exhibition. The praise of visitors of the looks and the build quality if humbling and makes us proud of the product that we are bringing to the market. The post Quite the show appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
15 Mar 2018

We deliver

2getthere has been delivering autonomous vehicles since 1997. This brief video highlights our project approach showing footage of systems in operation and delivery. The post We deliver appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
7 Mar 2018

Connexxion operates Rivium 3.0

MRDH has awarded to concession to operate 2getthere's ParkShuttle for 15 years to public transit operating company Connexion, starting late 2018. When the driverless vehicles hit public roads in 2020, it is a world first for the metropolitan region. The post Connexxion operates Rivium 3.0 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
26 Feb 2018

Meet us @Intertraffic

2getthere will be exhibiting the new 3rd generation GRT autonomous vehicle on the Connekt Dutch Pavillion (booth 08.418) in the Smart Mobility Hall of the exhibition (Hall 8) as well as contributing to a presentation on Rivium 3.0 (Wednesday, March 21 at 14.15hr). The post Meet us @Intertraffic appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
20 Feb 2018

14 million and counting

Based on the daily operations at Schiphol, Rivium, Floriade and Masdar City, 2getthere delivered over 14 million passengers to their destination to date. This makes 2getthere the most experienced autonomous vehicle supplier. The post 14 million and counting appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
11 Feb 2018

Driverless?: piece of cake

February 6th marked the kick-off of the safety assurance process of the Driverless Vehicles project at #Rivium business park in the Netherlands. The application will be the first in the world without safety driver on board and with certification. The post Driverless?: piece of cake appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
31 Jan 2018

New delivery

With great pride Altran celebrated the new delivery of 2getthere's driverless vehicles, capable of operating in mixed traffic or as Automated People Mover. The vehicle was fully engineered and produced by Altran, located at the Automotive Campus in Helmond. The post New delivery appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
22 Dec 2017

First Autonomous System

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 First Autonomous S Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
25 Oct 2017

Successful climate test

The succesful climate test on 2getthere's shared autonomous vehicle (Group Rapid Transit) confirms it is the best and most sophisticated driverless vehicle available. The post Successful climate test appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
20 Feb 2017

First 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 First on public road appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
17 Aug 2015

Enthusiastic India PM visit to Masdar

For purpose of the visit the service of the PRT system had been reserved exclusively for the large delegation travelling with the Prime Minister. As the Prime Minister left the station, journalists where seen rushing through the station to use one of the other vehicles available at the berths. The post Enthusiastic India PM visit to Masdar appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
28 Jul 2015

Partnering with Benteler

The 3rd generation GRT system will feature all-wheel steering, allowing for even better control of the vehicle and shorter radii in addition to being able to ‘crab’ (drive sideways) at stations. The post Partnering with Benteler appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
17 Jun 2015

All aboard the 3rd generation GRT

The 3rd generation GRT system will feature all-wheel steering, allowing for even better control of the vehicle and shorter radii in addition to being able to ‘crab’ (drive sideways) at stations. The post All aboard the 3rd generation GRT appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
16 Jun 2015

ATRA webinar: June 17

The Webinar is entitled 'Where is autonomous transit going next?' and will address where advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) are going. The post ATRA webinar: June 17 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
18 May 2015

ATRA Webinar: May 20

The webinar will address where advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) are now. The post ATRA Webinar: May 20 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
6 May 2015

Performance continued

Over the last 6 months the system has continously achieved a system availability exceeding 99,9%. The post Performance continued appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
14 Apr 2015

April 22 Webinar

The webinar is to discuss the key aspects of assessing whether advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) are a fit with the application’s requirements and characteristics. Featured expert speakers represent ARUP, Lea+Elliott and PRT Consulting. The post April 22 Webinar appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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 post Hsinchu APM appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
30 Jan 2015

Hsinchu GRT signing

The MOU is a next step towards the realization of the connection between the local rail stations, Tsing Hha University and Hsinchu Science Park. The post Hsinchu GRT signing appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
17 Jan 2015

New GRT Design

As a preview to 2getthere’s 3rd generation Group Rapid Transit vehicle, the updated design for the vehicle is released today. The design of the 3rd generation is realized in close cooperation with Zagato Milano, the renowned Italian automotive design company. The post New GRT Design appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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. The post Operations into year 5 appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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 agreement was signed by Goh Eng Kiat, Managing Director, SMRT International, and Carel van Helsdingen, Chief Executive Officer, 2getthere, on 2 June 2014 The po Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
30 May 2014

1 million passenger-mark

On May 22nd at 13.55 hours, the PRT system at Masdar welcomed its 1 millionth passenger. The PRT system at Masdar City was the first PRT system to open to the general public on November 28, 2010. The post 1 million passenger-mark appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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. The post 15 years co-operation appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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 speakers from some of our members including PRT Consulting, ULTra Global PRT and 2getthere providing an introduction to Automated Transit Networks. The post ATRA webinar: May 29 appeared first o Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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 that time. The operations of the system were temporarily seized during that time to allow for various work on phase 1B of Masdar City. The post Masdar 3 year anniversary appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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 transport systems, this event was a high-level technology demonstration day. The post iMobility Challenge appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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...

Posted by: on
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). The post Brink reports on Masdar appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
22 Mar 2013

Podcar Forum Taiwan

The program featured several key-note speakers, who shared the latest research and conclusions on alternative transportation for the Taiwanese market. Land Network obtained several enquiries as a result of the conference for potential projects to be considered.   The post Podcar Forum Taiwan appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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 Sands, the development and the system are shown, 43 and 45 minutes in respectively. The post Masdar Pods in Wild Arabia appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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 Contracts and Procurement at Masdar received the award. The post Sustainability award appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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. 2getthere is content and very proud of the achievement, as it confirms the passenger load handles is approximately three times higher than originally expected. The post 500.000 passengers appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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. In this series he also visits Masdar City and the PRT system, dedicating two episodes of his show to the sustainable city. The post Fully Charged visits Masdar appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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 The post Total Recall’s Robotaxi appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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 period. The post Passenger Growth appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
23 Feb 2012

40 year UAE: Dancing Pods

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. In the celebration Masdar City was also highlighted - with the PRT vehicles also taking to the stage. Dancers carrying parts of the vehicle came together to form the vehicle shape. The post 40 year UAE: Dancing Pods appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

Posted by: on
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...