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 Sep 2020

Big Kahuna, out (mic drop)

Only the great leaders amongst us can leave the big stage with a reference to their (nick)name and a mic drop. Kobe Bryant in sports (Mamba), Barack Obama in politics (Obama) and Carel van Helsdingen (the Big Kahuna) in 2getthere The post Big Kahuna, out (mic drop) appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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12 Aug 2020

Rivium 3rd generation:Redeveloping The Service and Businesspark

By September 2019 the service on the existing ParkShuttle route is replaced, with an extension in mixed traffic foreseen for late 2020. The new system sparks the redevelopment of the business park by introducing housing. The post <span style='display:block; padding-bottom:7px; color:#1179bf; color:inherit; font-size:22px;line-height:1.1em;'>Rivium 3rd generation:</span><span class='subtitle'>Redeveloping The Service and Business Read more...

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11 Aug 2020

Rivium 2nd generation:12 years of L4 Operations

The 2nd generation ParkShuttle has been in operation for 12+ years, carrying over 8 million passengers over that period. It is still the only autonomous system worldwide that operates without safety steward on-board, while featuring at grade intersections. The post <span style='display:block; padding-bottom:7px; color:#1179bf; color:inherit; font-size:22px;line-height:1.1em;'>Rivium 2nd generation:</span><span class='subtitle'>1 Read more...

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10 Aug 2020

Rivium 1st generation:The First Urban Autonomous Transit Application

In february 1999 the first phase of the business park Rivium ParkShuttle commenced operations. The system operations continued through 2001 until the decision was made to replace it with a 2nd generation and extend the route. The post <span style='display:block; padding-bottom:7px; color:#1179bf; color:inherit; font-size:22px;line-height:1.1em;'>Rivium 1st generation:</span><span class='subtitle'>The First Urban Autonomous Trans Read more...

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1 Aug 2020

GRT Vehicle: Automated Minibus

2getthere’s GRT vehicles are automated minibuses accommodating up to 22 passengers (8 seated, 14 standing). The vehicles allow for easy access through accurate docking at the stations, enabled by the ‘crabbing’ capability of the front and rear-wheel steering. The post GRT Vehicle: Automated Minibus appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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1 Aug 2020

PRT Vehicle: Automated Taxi

2getthere’s PRT vehicle accommodates a 6-person family (4 adults, 2 children) with additional space for either a wheelchair or luggage. It combines the desirable aspects of the car (private travel at any time) with the social advantages of public transport (no congestion and parking issues). The post PRT Vehicle: Automated Taxi appeared first on 2getthere. Read more...

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31 Jul 2020

AUTONOMOUS SHUTTLES:Mixed traffic on existing roads for financially viable transit for modest volumes.

Autonomous shuttles operate in mixed traffic, using existing infrastructures. The vehicles are as fast as the slowest other road user, restricting the hourly capacity that can be provided. As there are no specific civil works, the low capital cost ensures a financially viable transit is still possible. The post <span style='display:block; padding-bottom:7px; color:#1179bf; color:inherit; font-size:22px;line-height:1.1em;'>AUTONOMOUS SHUTTLE Read more...

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31 Jul 2020

AUTOMATED TRANSIT NETWORKS:Direct origin to destination travel on a network of dedicated guideways.

ATN systems operate on a network of dedicated guideways to allow direct origin to destination travel. The direct connections optimize the passenger service level as well as the fleet capacity, ensuring a strong operational business case. The post <span style='display:block; padding-bottom:7px; color:#1179bf; color:inherit; font-size:22px;line-height:1.1em;'>AUTOMATED TRANSIT NETWORKS:</span><span class='subtitle'>Direct origin t Read more...

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31 Jul 2020

AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVERS:Segregated infrastructure with grade separated crossings for high capacities.

APM systems feature autonomous vehicles on a segregated, typically elevated guideway allowing for a high capacity through grade separated intersections. The additonal capital costs for the infrastructure are offset by the higher service level and the resulting ridership. The post <span style='display:block; padding-bottom:7px; color:#1179bf; color:inherit; font-size:22px;line-height:1.1em;'>AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVERS:</span><span clas Read more...

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27 Jul 2020

Sendai airport:Autonomous Shuttles On The Airside Apron

Airside environment The airside resembles a city center in the diversity of traffic and traffic movements, although in an environment where access is controlled and behavior can be influenced through training.… The post <span style='display:block; padding-bottom:7px; color:#1179bf; color:inherit; font-size:22px;line-height:1.1em;'>Sendai airport:</span><span class='subtitle'>Autonomous Shuttles On The Airside Apron</span> 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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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...