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What is PRT ?


September 26, 2019

by  J. Edward Anderson, PhD, P. E.  Please see link below for full article :   Read more...

Delivery Robots can Complement Automated Transit in Reducing Auto Trips


September 18, 2019

by Robert Johnson A key benefit of automated transit is its ability to reduce auto Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and parking requirements. Many of these same benefits can be achieved by using robots operating on sidewalks to de Read more...

PODCAR CITY 2019 – November 5th- 6th 2019


August 23, 2019

ATRA members get a big discount and new members get a year’s free membership in addition! Please see link for details to tickets and information : Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association Year 28 (2003)


July 30, 2019

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 2003 – The Twenty-Eighth Year. Please click on link below for Year 28 history. Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association Year 27 (2002)


June 25, 2019

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 2002 – The Twenty Seventh Year. Please click on link below for Year 27 history. Read more...

Let’s you and me go for a ride…


June 7, 2019

by John Foley Let’s you and me go for a ride... We have a standing weekly appointment at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. A few minutes before we are due to meet, I walk across the road to the station in the foyer of the Economics Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association Year 26 (2001)


May 20, 2019

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 2001 – The Twenty Sixth Year. Please click on link below for Year 26 history. Read more...

My Take on the Current State of Automated Transit Networks


May 10, 2019

By Nathan Koren, Podaris CEO For the past five years, ATNs have been eclipsed by two different hype cycles (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_cycle). Driverless cars is one, and Transportation Network Companies (Uber, Lyft). These have b Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association Year 25 (2000)


April 23, 2019

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 2000 – The Twenty Fifth Year. Please click on link below for Year 25 history. Read more...

E-scooters, Advanced Transit Systems and the GHG Intensity Imperative


March 20, 2019

  By Christopher Juniper Recent studies of our economic future with, and without, serious action on climate change generally find huge economic advant Read more...

The History of Advance Transit Association Year 24 (1999)


March 12, 2019

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1999 – The Twenty Fourth Year. Please click on link below for Year 24 history. Read more...

Engaging Students and Embracing Change


March 5, 2019

by Shannon Sanders McDonald, AIA Engaging Students and Embracing Change Read more...

The History of Advance Transit Association Year 23 (1998)


February 12, 2019

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1998 – The Twenty Third Year. Please click on link below for Year 23 history. Read more...

IS THERE A CASE FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH CAPACITY ATN/PRT SYSTEMS?


February 4, 2019

by Eugene Nishinaga from the Transit Control Solutions, Inc. conference Please click the here  for the full article : Read more...

Pilot Plan for GreenVillages TOD: A Laurens Road Corridor Multi-modal Transit Project


January 24, 2019

On 07/23/2018, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA, successfully submitted a proposal for a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transit Oriented Development (TOD) planning grant to FTA with assistance from Carolinas Alliance 4 Innovation (CA4 Read more...

Zhejiang International Intelligent Transportation Industry Expo 2018 – Keynote Speech


ATRA President Muller gives keynote at Zhejiang International Intelligent Transportation Industry Expo 2018, Future Transport Conference in Hangzhou, China. Read more...

CES 2019 in review: the future of autonomous vehicles ain’t what it used to be


  Please see link below for full article: CES 2019 in review: the future of autonomous vehicles ain’t what it used to be Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (22)


January 22, 2019

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1997 – The Twenty Second Year. Please click on link below for Ye Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (21)


December 17, 2018

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1996 – The Twenty First Year. Please click on link below for Year 21 history. Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (20)


November 22, 2018

  by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1995 – The Twentieth Year. Please click on link below for Year 20 history. Read more...

Solar-Powered Automated Transit – Its Time is NOW !


November 19, 2018

  ATRA Pulse article November, 2018 Please click on link below: Solar-Powered Automated Transit – Its Time is NO Read more...

CG/LA INFRASTRUCTURE – North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum


October 26, 2018

  North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum  October 23, 2018  Peter Muller  Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (19)


October 23, 2018

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1994 – The Nineteenth Year. Please click on link below for Year 19 history. Read more...

The Fourth Martin Lowson Paper Award at the Podcar City Conference, Gavle, Sweden


October 19, 2018

The fourth Martin Lowson Award, is given in honor of the inventor of the first modern PRT system, and encourages young researchers to perform  high quality research in the field of Automated Transit Systems (ATN). This year the award has been pr Read more...

Remote Driving over 5G Networks can Support Automated Transit Systems


October 18, 2018

  by Robert Johnson Automated Vehicles (AVs) have successfully operated on roadways along with conventional traffic in certain limited situations. However, widespread deployment of AVs will require them to operate over routes that incl Read more...

Podcar City Conference 2018 – Planning Automated Shared Mobility


September 20, 2018

For all details of the conference please see link below: PODCAR CITY 2018 Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (18)


September 13, 2018

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1993 – The Eighteenth Year. Please click on link below for Year 18 history. Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (17)


August 27, 2018

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1992 – The Seventeenth Year. Please click on link below for Year 17 history. Read more...

PRESS RELEASE – Autonomous vehicles at the Rivium business park score high on safety, security and reliability


August 22, 2018

Please see link below for latest PRESS RELEASE from 2getthere. Autonomous vehicles at the Rivium business park score high o Read more...

Market Failures Continue to Plague Transportation Systems, Depressing Demand for Automated Transit Systems


August 15, 2018

By Christopher Juniper ATRA 9 August 2018 Governments continue to flail about wrestling with serious market failures associated with transportation – now including New York City’s moratorium on new for-hire vehicle licenses (e.g. Uber, L Read more...

ATRA contributions at the 2018 APM-ATS Conference


July 22, 2018

  My first Automated People-Mover conferences was Las Colinas in 1993. This biannual conference has since been rebranded APM-ATS to clearly also embrace  Automated Transit Systems such as PRT. The 2018 conference took place in Tampa Flor Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (16)


July 13, 2018

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1991 – The Sixteenth Year. Please click on link below for Year 16 history. Read more...

The Fourth Martin Lowson Paper Award


June 25, 2018

The Fourth Martin Lowson Paper Award A visionary, inventor and entrepreneur in modern ATN systems ATRA fosters the development of automation and networking to advance the quality and sustainability of transp Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (15)


June 17, 2018

  History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year  by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President.  Read more...

Dr. J. Edward Anderson Receives ATRA Award


May 11, 2018

ATRA instituted the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advanced Transit in honor of Read more...

ASCE APM STANDARDS COMMITTEE ACCEPTS ALTERNATIVE TO BRICK WALL STOP


A recent ballot to remove an onerous requirement for ATN systems with offline stations and less than 25 passengers received 24 yes-votes, two abstentions and ze Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (14)


by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1989 – The Fourteenth Year. Please click on link below for Year 14 history. Read more...

Regulations required: safety drives autonomous vehicles market.


April 13, 2018

Authors Sjoerd van der Zwaan (Chief Technology Officer) and Robbert Lohmann (Chief Operations Officer) Please see paper below: Read more...

A Winning Combination


April 5, 2018

  by Shannon Sanders McDonald   Please click link below for the full article: A Winning Combinati Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (13)


  by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1988 – The Thirteenth Year. Please click on link below for Year 13 history. Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (12)


March 2, 2018

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1987 – The Twelfth Year. Please click on link below for Year 12 history. Read more...

A Eulogy to Dr. Jarold A. Kieffer (May 5, 1923 – March 22, 2017)


February 5, 2018

  I met Jerry in September 1969 in Minneapolis at the first meeting of a year-long Citizens League study that had been formed to investigate transit alternatives. The local Transit Commission staff had proposed a subway between Minneapoli Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (11)


by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1986 – The Eleventh Year.   In 1986, ATRA reestablished a newsletter. It was described as a forum where members can speak to other members about … the Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (10)


January 3, 2018

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1985 – The Tenth Year. The ATRA Board of Directors met on January 15th in Washington, D. C. Dr. Jarold Kief-fer, ATRA Chairman led a discussion of the Issues C Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (9)


December 15, 2017

  by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1984 – The Ninth Year.   I am not aware of any newsletter issued this year. The activity of note was planning for a series of issue conf Read more...

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advanced Transit


ATRA has instituted the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advanced Transit. The first award was given in 2016 to Prof. em. Jerry Schneider for creating the Innovative Transportation Technologies website.   The next award will be p Read more...

The Third Martin Lowson Paper Award


November 30, 2017

The Third Martin Lowson Paper Award presented at The 2017 Podcar City Conference, Las Vegas, USA The Martin Lowson Award, donated by the Lowson Family, encourages young researchers to perform high-quality research in the field of Automated Tra Read more...

Dedicated Roadways Can Benefit Even Level 5 Automated Transit Vehicles


November 24, 2017

by Robert Johnson Automated passenger vehicles such as people movers at airports currently operate on exclusive guideways. In some systems, the guideway mechanically constrains the vehicles, while in others it is simply an ordinary road set as Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (8)


November 8, 2017

by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1983 – The Eighth Year.  ATRA began the year with a balance of $26,158.54, which was sufficient to begin planning a series of workshops, the purpose of which Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (7)


September 29, 2017

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1982 – The Seventh Year. Dr. Jerry Kieffer, as ATRA Board Chairman, wrote to the Board of Director Read more...

Spartan Superway Speeds Ahead


September 9, 2017

an ATRA Pulse Article by BJ Furman 2017-09-08 Article below: ATRA Pulse Article - Superway Speeds Ahead Fall 2017 Read more...

The Driverless Taxi, Driverless Transit Nexus


Peter J. Muller, P.E. Mercedes just announced they will start building driverless taxis in the 2020 – 2025 timeframe. These vehicles will cost far less than conventional taxis to operate and will likely provide an affordable means of transport Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (6)


September 8, 2017

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1981 – The Sixth Year. This spring ATRA elected a new slate of officers. Dr. A. M. (Tony) Yen, Read more...

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (5)


August 8, 2017

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1980 – The Fifth Year. At the beginning of the fifth year, the ATRA Board voted new leadersh Read more...

PRT needs to distinguish by performance from self-driving cars – or submerge in them


July 28, 2017

  Will PRT be able to distinguish itself from self-driving cars? Self-driving cars are believed to be able to run on any paved road, on exclusive lanes or on lanes with mixed traffic, with or without a driver, shared or private. This flex Read more...

International Podcar City Conference comes to Las Vegas, USA


July 27, 2017

International Podcar City Conference comes to Las Vegas, USA November 8-10 2017 in Las Vegas, USA  Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (4)


July 14, 2017

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President.   1979 – The Fourth Year   Please see this link below for full article: Read more...

Texas Southern University – Advanced Research


July 11, 2017

Texas Southern University Studying Advancing Research of Automated Roadway Vehicles in Public Transit Applications TSU’s Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR) is working to further research afte Read more...

Synopsis of the 1st Smart Self-Driving Summit


Prepared by Lawrence J. Fabian, Trans.21 Please see link below: http://www.advancedtransit.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/SUMsum.pdf   Read more...

How to Reduce Congestion: An Idea that will not Die!


July 9, 2017

J. Edward Anderson, PhD, P. E. PhD in Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Article below: http://www.advanced Read more...

The Third Martin Lowson Paper Award


July 3, 2017

  The Third Martin Lowson Paper Award A visionary, inventor and entrepreneur in modern ATN systems   ATRA fosters the development of automation and networking to advance the quality Read more...

Self-driving cars will increase road congestion


June 26, 2017

by Ingmar Andreasson Many car companies are already testing self-driving cars on public roads. Governments are changing regulations to permit self-driving to support their car industrie Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (3)


June 12, 2017

History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year CHAPTER THREE by J. Edward Anderson, first ATRA President. 1978 – The Third Year. Significant Events UMTA Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (2)


May 15, 2017

  Edward Anderson, first ATRA President CHAPTER TWO 1977 – The Second Year. Significant Events In the US DOT Secretary Brock Adams endorsed giving communities broa Read more...

The ATRA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Advanced Transit


April 18, 2017

The ATRA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Advanced Transit   We are now accepting nominations for the second ATRA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Advanced Tra Read more...

The History of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) Year by Year (1)


April 7, 2017

by Dr J. Edward Anderson The Formation of ATRA CHAPTER ONE An AGT Society.  A major out Read more...

BLUEWATERS CONTRACT AWARD


March 15, 2017

  Dutch technology firm 2getthere, a world-leading developer of sustainable mobility solutions, has been awarded the contract to deliver a new automated vehicle system in Dubai .   Link to full article below: Read more...

AEM’s 2050 Challenge


March 10, 2017

ATRA President, Peter Muller was second prize winner in the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Transportation Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge. The competition drew entries from around the world and the five finalis Read more...

A New Transportation Paradigm


January 9, 2017

Author P. Muller Please look at link below for full article. http://www.advancedtransit.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Muller-A-New Read more...

Proposed Changes to the ASCE APM


November 10, 2016

  This standard addresses automated people movers (APM) which it defines as “a guided transit mode with fully automated operation, featuring vehicles t Read more...

Jerry Schneider: An Academic Ahead of his time


October 5, 2016

  A founding member of ATRA and an academic in the research Read more...

Preliminary Personal Rapid Transit Feasibility Study for Park City, Utah


Summary Prepared by Douglas G. Schmucker, PhD, PE Associate Professor – Lecturer, University of Utah Please clink on the link below for full document details Read more...

Texas Southern University Studying the Impacts of Automated Roadway Vehicles on Public Transit


October 4, 2016

By: J. Sam Lott, P.E. Research Assistant Professor TSU’s Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR) is wel Read more...

Report on the Second Martin Lowson Paper Award


September 26, 2016

   The Second Martin Lowson Award which is donated by the Lowson Familiy, encourages young researchers to perform high qualit Read more...

PODCAR CITY & ADVANCED TRANSIT 2016 – NEWSLETTER / FULL PROGRAM


September 13, 2016

  Podcar City & Advanced Transit  - NEWSLETTER and FULL PROGRAM   Click below for full program and all details : Read more...

SmartTransit 2016 – UPDATE – Letter to ATRA Members


August 11, 2016

LETTER TO ATRA MEMBERS from GLOBAL TRANSPORT FORUM Dear colleague, I am pleased to notify you of ou Read more...

Connect Times at the University of Utah


An article by Peter Muller, President, PRT Consulting, Inc The recent University of Utah Campus Parking and Transportation & Research P Read more...

Podcar City & Advanced Transit – September 19th – 21st 2016


July 21, 2016

Podcar City & Advanced Transit – Automated Mobility on Demand Welcome to three days of Read more...

Four Wins at GSP !


Four Wins at GSP What great new opportunities at GSP! First, new maintenance and carrier contracts sound exciting. And GSP is ideally suited t Read more...

SmartTransit 2016 – THE DEFINITIVE TRANSIT TECHNOLOGY SHOW


SMART TRANSIT are pleased to bring you the 6th annual SmartTransit congress 2016. Now located in Elizabeth, New Jersey SmartTr Read more...

ATRA VIDEO


May 24, 2016

  The Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) is a non-profit organization aimed at increasing the knowledge and under- standing of innovative transit concept Read more...

Greenville County, South Carolina – REGIONAL PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT


May 17, 2016

Author: Jenna Moran “Article courtesy of the National Association of Counties”.   Please follow link below for f Read more...

ATRA Award For Outstanding Contributions To Advanced Transit


May 10, 2016

  ATRA Award For Outstanding Contributions To Advanced Transit   Read more...

The Second Martin Lowson Paper Award


May 9, 2016

The Second Martin Lowson Paper Award A visionary, inventor and entrepreneur in modern ATN systems   Read more...

Automated Vehicle Policy and Regulation – A State Perspective Workshop


April 7, 2016

  Hosts : University of Maryland - National Transportation Center Date: May 18, 2016 Time: 9:00 Read more...

Suburban Office Parks: An Important Application for Last-Mile Automated Transit Networks


March 3, 2016

By Robert Johnson   In recent years, a major change has taken place in what is considered a desirable location for office space, especially in large met Read more...

15th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems


February 29, 2016

  The Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is holding the 15th International Conference on Auto Read more...

Notice to Potential Proposers: Proposed Automated Transit Network


January 25, 2016

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport District, Greer, South Carolina, USA, hereby informs potential proposers that it intends to issue a Request fo Read more...

Synergies Between Driverless Transit and Driverless Cars


January 20, 2016

Synergies Between Driverless Transit and Driverless Cars   Ingmar Andreasson, LogistikCentrum AB Read more...

Innovating Automated Transit Technology With Students


January 6, 2016

By Burford Furman Professor, Mechanical Engineering San José State University December, 2015   Read more...

Advanced Transit Systems – Necessary Industry Steps for Further Deployments


January 5, 2016

By Walter Kulyk, P.E.   Proponents of Advanced Transit (AT) system deployments must take bolder and newer steps to help deploy more and better AT sys Read more...

PRESS RELEASE FROM PODARIS


December 7, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: A British company, Podaris Ltd., has announced the first public release of their online transport-planning software, which include Read more...

Proposals for Driverless connections between Stockholm and Lidingö Centre


November 30, 2015

By Göran Tegnér, Transek Company   The municipality of Lidingö is an island northeast of Stockholm inner city with 45,000 inhabitants Read more...

Greetings to the Naysayers !


October 30, 2015

    Article by Alexander Kyllmann       Do you think Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) sounds cool but wil Read more...

WORKSHOP – Transit Vehicle Technology and Their Impact on Sustainable Transport TVT 2016


October 27, 2015

23- 24 April, 2016 - Rome, Italy In conjunction with Read more...

Room To Move


October 7, 2015

Article by Will Ackel Read more...

A Very Brief History of Automation in Transportation


October 6, 2015

Article by : Wayne D. Cottrell, Ph.D. California State University, Long Beach.   Excitement, discussions, and progress continue w Read more...

Technix 2016: Envision Automated Transit (EAT)


September 24, 2015

Hosts: Advanced Transit Association (ATRA), University of Maryland Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT), & Southern Illinois University (SIU)   D Read more...

Getting ATN Systems Developed and Built In America


September 9, 2015

by Dick Gronning. In order to figure out why new transportation systems haven’t come into use since the 1970s, when PRT first came on the s Read more...

The California Infrastructure Institute (CALII)


August 27, 2015

The California Infrastructure Institute (CALII) is a non-profit corporation formed in the public interest to be a catalyst for collaboration between governments, Read more...

Letter to the Editor of San Jose Mercury News – August 14, 2015


August 26, 2015

letter to the Editor of:  San Jose Mercury News August 14, 2015 It's troubling when elected officials who make transportation decisions misrepresent adva Read more...

The Missing Links for a Sustainable Future


July 14, 2015

by Chair Rod Diridon, Sr., US High Speed Rail Association, Emeritus Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute,Chair Read more...

TRB 95th Annual Meeting: Call for Papers


June 9, 2015

Key Considerations for Automated/Driverless Vehicles on the Airport Terminal and Ground Transportation Network The Standing Committee on Airports Term Read more...

Passenger Transport has been changed by ATN Systems


June 8, 2015

Since 1999 Robbert Lohmann, together with 2Getthere, has completely changed the market for automatic passenger transport. In the past, large vehicles follow Read more...

The winner of the first annual Martin Lowson paper award


The winner of the first annual Martin Lowson paper award is: Monica Zarafu, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. Due to the generous support from the Lowson family, an annual student paper award has been established. The late Martin L Read more...

Beyond Traffic – Choosing the Future


May 19, 2015

A new white paper from ATRA has been published. Beyond Traffic - Choosing the Future has been developed in order to bring attention to Read more...

Webinar: Where are automated transit networks now?


May 6, 2015

Date: May 20th at 15.00pm UTC/GMT The webinar will address where advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group Read more...

SIU Students Design Multi-Modal Station


April 30, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of Ron Swenson and INIST (International Institute of Sustainable Transportation), the fourth year architecture students at SIU (Southern Illinois University) are designing a multi-modal station for downtown Santa Cruz. The s Read more...

ATRA Pulse newsletter


April 29, 2015

ATRA Pulse is the newsletter of ATRA. It was formally known as Transit Pulse. ATRA Pulse is now available to download here: www.advancedtransit.org/newsroom/newsletter You can s Read more...

ATRA webinar video


ATRA IG held a webinar titled “What to plan for when planning for Automated Transit Networks” on April 22, 2015. Speakers were David Watkins, Arup; David Little, Lea + Elliott and Peter Muller, PRT Consulting. The webinar lasted one hour and a Read more...

Podcar City 9: Invitation for Presenters Abstracts


March 27, 2015

Podcar City 9 November 4-6, 2015: Invitation for Presenters Abstracts due April 30 Podcar City 9 is the go-to event for the Automated Transit Networks co Read more...

What to plan for when planning for Automated Transit Networks


March 24, 2015

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 (GRT) are a fit with the application’s re Read more...

The First Annual Martin Lowson Paper Award


March 4, 2015

$500.00 paper award DUE BY March 31, 2015 Due to the generous support from the Lowson family, an annual student paper award has been established. The late Martin Lowson was the visionary behind the ATN system at Heathrow airport. Read more...

$4B for 4 BART stations OR $2B for 100 ATN stations?


February 25, 2015

by Rob Means The $4000M (million) price tag of burrowing a tunnel under San Jose for BART is too costly financially, and draws resources away from other transit options. The projected 55,000 passengers/day service level in 2045 is too small relati Read more...

2014 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit


February 13, 2015

Stan Young, ATRA Past President On Dec 15 and 16, 2014 I attended the 2014 Florida Automated Vehicle Summit workshop located Read more...

The New ATRA


January 27, 2015

The ATRA board meeting on January 10 was filled with new enthusiasm. Shannon Sanders McDonald announced yet another new Academic Council member (the University of Utah) and Alain Kornhauser encouraged us to budge Read more...

ATRA welcomes ModuTram


January 11, 2015

ATRA is proud to welcome ModuTram as a member of ATRA: "MODUTRAM develops, integrates and markets automated transport systems offering innovative, effective and sustainable mobility. Based in Read more...

Korean ATN Development


December 8, 2014

An unmanned "mini-tram" has been developed by the Korea Railroad Research Institute. They unveiled a full scale prototype at their offices in Euiwang, on the southern outskirts of Seoul, in November. According to a report by Arirang News the mini Read more...

ATRA Technix 2015


November 13, 2014

Technix — the annual mini-conference before the annual Business Meeting — will take place on Saturday, January 10 at the University of Maryland’s CATT facility, located a short but confusing walk from the College Park metro station. Doors w Read more...

ATRA’s Fundraising Drive


November 3, 2014

2014 has been another active year for Advanced Transit. We look forward to 2015 to continue to help shepherd automation into public mobility. We will continue with traditional activities, starting with the Technix meeting on Saturday, January 10 and Read more...

ATRA Academic Council


August 30, 2014

Several years ago ATRA formed a Academic Research Committee. For 2014, this effort is moving forward as an Academic Council (AC). Its vision, mission and membership fees and benefits are listed below. Sensing much new interest in advanced transit, AC Read more...

Automated Transit Networks paper from ATRA


August 29, 2014

Implementing Automated Transit Network Solutions, Principal Considerations is a new paper f Read more...

The First Annual Martin Lowson Paper Award


August 9, 2014

In honor of the inventor of the first commercial PRT system $500.00 paper award ATRA fosters the development of automation and networking to advance the quality and sustainability of transportation, particularly for our urban areas. ATRA Read more...

ATRA Webinar


June 16, 2014

The ATRA webinar "Public Transit Complemented" is now available to view on our videos page or on our  Read more...

ATRA Customer Forum


The ATRA forum is where members of ATRA can answer your questions relating to Automated Transit Networks if you have, or are considering gaining, an ATN system. So if you have any questions or queries for us then please head over to Read more...

Workshop Invitation


May 28, 2014

Envisioning Automated Vehicles within the Built Environment: 2020, 2035, 2050. Friday July 18th, 2014 - Hyatt Regency SF Airport. Geared to Staff from Metropolitan Planning Organizations, County Transportation Agencies, and other Read more...

Webinar: Public Transport Complemented


May 2, 2014

We would like to invite you to join the webinar organised by the Advanced Transit Association Industry Group (ATRA IG) on May 29th 2014 at 15:00 UK. The webinar is entitled ‘Public Transport Complemente Read more...

ModuTram Test Track


February 19, 2014

The ModuTram test track at the WTC Morelos Convention Centre in Mexico is now fully operational. See more pictures here. Read more...

2014 Membership Fees


If you haven't done so already please pay your ATRA fees for this year. Payment Methods - Via PayPal on our Read more...

PRT at Heathrow – Two Years On


December 3, 2013

The success of the Heathrow Pods demonstrates the feasibility of PRT as a way forward for 'last mile' solutions. "Heathrow Terminal 5’s ‘Pods’ Read more...

Trial of Driverless Pods on the Pavements of Milton Keynes


November 5, 2013

Milton Keynes, a city so futuristic it was used as a filming location for Superman IV, has been selected for a trial of 100 driverless pods in 2015. Devised by the Automotive Council UK Read more...

ATRA Technix 2014


October 8, 2013

ATRA’s Technix will be on Saturday, Jan 11 9:30-5pm. Registration is $35 for ATRA members, $55 for non-members. Registration includes light breakfast and lunch. Online registration is available Read more...

City of Rzeszów PRT Project


October 4, 2013

The City of Rzeszow in South East Poland has announced that it is to seek funding from the EU for an advanced transportation project includin Read more...

Polish PRT System Announced


Warsaw University of Technology displayed its new PRT technology at the recent Eco – Mobility conference in Rzeszów. The three year development Read more...

Transportation Conference


September 13, 2013

The Innovations In Sustainable Transportation Conference will be held in Broomfield, Colorado, October 10-11, 2013. Speakers include ATRA's Peter Muller - the president of PRT Consulting. See more on Read more...

Research and Development Roles


August 26, 2013

The California DMV’s Research and Development Branch in Sacramento is currently recruiting for two open research positions. Further information may be found  Read more...

Podcar City Conference 7


August 6, 2013

ATRA has participated in the first six annual Podcar City conferences organised by the Stockhol Read more...

Network RUS: Alternative Solutions


Network Rail have published a Route Util Read more...

Attitudes Towards Personal Rapid Transport in the US


July 4, 2013

Traditionally PRT has found many opponents in the US possibly, in part, due to the expensive failure of the Raytheon Company's PRT 2000 transportation syst Read more...

PRT Systems Proposed in Tel Aviv and Florianópolis


The Regional Secretary of Florianópolis, Mr Renato Hinnig, has met with ULTra Global PRT's commer Read more...

Martin Lowson 1938-2013 – founder of ULTra Global PRT


June 20, 2013

It is with great sorrow that we learnt of the death of the inventor and entrepreneur Martin Lowson. For over 15 years Martin has been a driving force behind Read more...

PRT Systems Proposed in India and the US


May 29, 2013

PRT systems are currently being considered in both Shimla, India and Greenville in South Carolina. The Himachal Pradesh government is looking for a solution Read more...

An English garden welcome at Heathrow


May 14, 2013

Heathrow has partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to bring the best in traditional English gardens Read more...

Heathrow plans include PRT expansion


February 28, 2013

Heathrow Airport Limited’s business plan for the next five years (April 2014-2019, also known as Q6) includes an additional Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. The Read more...

2013 Membership


December 27, 2012

With 2013 around the corner, it is time to renew your ATRA membership. Whether you are an individual or a company, ATRA unites professionals with an interest in advanced transit. Individuals: - Full Membership: $50 - Student Membership: $35 - L Read more...

Technix 2013 in D.C.


Preceeding the Annual Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., ATRA is organizing it’s Technix on Sunday, January 13. Please join the professional Read more...

Suncheon Update


November 5, 2012

In recent months, real progress has been made in South Korea’s Suncheon Bay concerning the construction of the necessary infrastructure for Vectus’ much anticipate Read more...

Princeton Study


April 3, 2012

For the past 5 years Princeton University, the Boro of Princeton and Princeton Township have been engaged in discussions related to the University's expansion plan Read more...

March 22: ATN Seminar


March 14, 2012

On March 22 David Holdcroft and David Little will be speakers at the Automated Transit Network seminar. The seminar will be held at the University of Read more...

World’s largest urban PRT system announced


December 14, 2011

The Punjab Government has awarded a contract for the world’s first urban Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) system in Amritsar, India to Ultra Fairwood. At pe Read more...

ULTra Perfomance Report


December 8, 2011

The Ultra system at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 opened on the 18th April 2011 and at the end of November had operated for a total of 4,595 hours, carrying over 200,000 pas Read more...

Masdar Year 1


December 1, 2011

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 passeng Read more...

Morgantown Tour


November 29, 2011

Morgantown won a PRT design contest in 1968 and received a large federal grant to complete the project. Despite being very popular with the students of the town, Read more...

Allan Gregory


November 25, 2011

Interview with Allan Gregory, Surface Access Director at Heathrow Airport. "Many people are often surprised that BAA is a supporter of rail, we see air and rail as bei Read more...

Masdar Analysis


November 20, 2011

Simulation-based analysis of Personal Rapid Transit System in Masdar City. For this thesis an interim but critical stage of the network phasing was chosen for simu Read more...

The Jetson Jetset


November 18, 2011

The Jetson jetset: Heathrow's Personal Rapid Transit pods. Jumbo jets pass narrowly overhead and there's gridlock on the road below as my white, plastic pod progresses Read more...

Podcar Conference Stockholm


September 19, 2011

During the recent Podcar Conference the industry gathered to discuss the recent developments and progress. Over the three days there were multiple presentations on both the systems in realization and operation as well as new concepts being develo Read more...

How to Build a Greener City


The Wall Street Journal includes Personal Rapid Transit as part of the Green City of the future. "There's going to have to be new forms of energy, new ways of delivering energy and new forms of infrastructure," says Warren Karlenzig, president of Read more...

Heathrow Pods


Heathrow Airport has today officially unveiled its revolutionary new battery powered people movers ­– the Heathrow pods. Started in 2005, it has taken six years for the Heathrow pod to be built and has cost the airport €35m. Now it is comple Read more...

Autonomous shuttles competition: the good, the bad and the ugly

Blog by Robbert Lohmann, Chief Commercial Officer OK, short summary: 2getthere is good, the competition is bad and their vehicles are ugly! No arguments – that’s what I thought –… The post Autonomous shuttles competition: the good, the bad and the ugly appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Aug 2019

Autonomous Shuttles on the airside apron at Sendai Airport

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 influenced through training.… The post Autonomous Shuttles on the airside apron at Sendai Airport appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 17 Jun 2019

The Need For Speed!

I can’t help but chuckle about the fact that The Need For Speed is very appropriate for the stage where the market for autonomous shuttles is at. Worldwide companies are ‘supporting’ the hype with shuttles crawling around at a snail’s pace. The post The Need For Speed! appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 3 Jun 2019

self-driving people mover makes its maiden trip at Brussels Airport

This self-driving shuttle is state-of-the-art technology that fuels the imagination. It is an investment in the future, in efficiency, in image and in the seductive power of our public transport. … The post self-driving people mover makes its maiden trip at Brussels Airport appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 13 May 2019

2getthere keynote speaker at 2019 VEHITS conference

Autonomous vehicles do not intrinsically improve traffic since they optimize towards reaching their own goals. Cooperative driving, on the other hand, aims for optimizing the collective behavior, thus having the… The post 2getthere keynote speaker at 2019 VEHITS conference appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 22 Apr 2019

VEHITS conference (2019): From Platooning to Maneuvering

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Posted by: 2getthere
on 22 Apr 2019

ZF acquires mobility provider 2getthere

2getthere has more than three decades of experience in the market for autonomous passenger transport vehicles as well as unique engineering and software competences. ZF acquires mobility provider 2getthere ZF… The post ZF acquires mobility provider 2getthere appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 19 Mar 2019

Another VIP for the Masdar PRT: IMF managing director Christine Lagarde

Even in our 9th year of operations it remains very rewarding that 2getthere’s PRT system at Masdar City is a must-ride system during any visit – also when you are… The post Another VIP for the Masdar PRT: IMF managing director Christine Lagarde appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 21 Feb 2019

A driverless Smart Police Station for the Dubai Police

The Dubai Police driverless Smart Police Station will be on full display during upcoming events, including the Smart Mobility conference late February. Driverless Smart Police Station At the World Government… The post A driverless Smart Police Station for the Dubai Police appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 12 Feb 2019

The future of urban mobility (26-27 february): 2getthere’s 3rd generation autonomous shuttle

The future of urban mobility is here: explore the technology and innovation for urban mobility and emerging smart transport infrastructure models. Experience the 3rd generation autonomous shuttle On February 26… The post The future of urban mobility (26-27 february): 2getthere’s 3rd generation autonomous shuttle appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 6 Feb 2019

Speaking on mixed traffic at Move 2019

Our vision is to create the world’s most important mobility event, where disruptive technology and innovation drive much needed change. Mixed traffic applications in the Netherlands On the 13th of… The post Speaking on mixed traffic at Move 2019 appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 4 Feb 2019

CES review: the future of autonomous vehicles ain’t what it used to be

CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) has evolved into a major event for anything associated with mobility. Where the first car debuted at the show 20 years ago, in 2016 car manufacturers filled 10% of the exhibition space. Today, they are joined by public transit concepts and operators, making CES a mobility show first and foremost. A mobility show where companies are eager to show innovation, technology and the future of autonomous vehicles. The

Posted by: 2getthere
on 11 Jan 2019

Regulations required: safety drives autonomous vehicles market (2018)

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Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Jan 2019

When will autonomous transit be reality? (2017)

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Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Jan 2019

Automation and Smart Cities: opportunity or threat? (2017)

The post Automation and Smart Cities: opportunity or threat? (2017) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Jan 2019

Corporate Brochure

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Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Jan 2019

Case Card: Brussels Airport

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Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Jan 2019

Case Card: Rivium 3.0

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Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Jan 2019

STAD (2017)

STAD (Spatial and Transport Impacts of Automated Driving) is a joint research project about the implications of the future of accessibility and spatial development of mobility with respect to autonomous driving technologies. The post STAD (2017) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

SafeVRU (2016)

SafeVRU will develop sensing, intent recognition, and vehicle control strategies for the interaction of automated vehicles with vulnerable road users (VRU) such as pedestrians and cyclists. The post SafeVRU (2016) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

iCave (2016)

Within the i-CAVE (integrated Cooperative Automated Vehicles) research program, 2getthere will work on the advancement of ‘platooning’: vehicles driving as a ‘virtual train’ by accelerating and decelerating simultaneously and being able to enter and leave the platoon. The post iCave (2016) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

CityMobil2 (2014)

CityMobil2 is setting up a pilot platform for automated road transport systems, which will be implemented in several urban environments across Europe. The post CityMobil2 (2014) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

Niches+ (2011)

The mission of NICHES+ is to promote innovative measures for making urban transport more efficient and sustainable and to move them from their current “niche” position into a mainstream urban transport application The post Niches+ (2011) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

CyberCars2 (2008)

CyberCars2 researches vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-infrastructure communications and vehicles coordination, in particular the cooperation between vehicles running at close range (platooning) and at intersections (merging, crossing). The post CyberCars2 (2008) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

CyberMove (2004)

The goals of the CyberMove project are to improve the attractiveness and quality of life in Anyville by reducing the use and the parking needs of traditional cars. The post CyberMove (2004) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

Cybercars (2004)

The Project’s main objective was to accelerate the development and the diffusion of this novel transportation system by improving the performances and lowering the cost. The post Cybercars (2004) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

UITP

2getthere joined UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) early 2019. UITP is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. Over 1,500 companies, from 96 countries are members, making it a worldwide network of public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. With UITP taking a leading role in providing information, 2getthere decided to join the network to be

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

CUTRIC

In 2018 CUTRIC, the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium, welcomed 2getthere as one of its members. CUTRIC supports projects that develop the next-generation of mobility and transportation technologies for Canadians. These advancements help grow the low-carbon and “smart” technology eco-system in the country, leading to job growth and economic development over the long-term. By joining CUTRIC we get the chance to work

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

Drive Sweden

2getthere joined Drive Sweden in 2018, to actively work on delivering the next generation mobility system for people and goods. Drive Sweden was awarded the contract for this by the Swedish government in 2015. In order to reach our vision for a connected, autonomous, and shared mobility; a number of intermediary steps are necessary. Efforts in vehicle, mobility services and transport system research will be undertaken in an integrated manner that

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

Connekt

Since 2016 2getthere is a member of Connekt, the independent network for smart, sustainable and social mobility. The trade association features a healthy blend of knowledge, creativity and dynamism within a network that brings influential parties together. With more than 500 partners across the globe we develop and implement tangible solutions that make the world a better place – ecologically and economically. The organization is involved in g

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

Advanced Transit Association

2getthere joined the Advanced Transit Association in 2005. ATRA is a diverse group of people brought together by the realization that the systems of the past can not meet the transit needs of the present. As non-profit corporation, ATRA’s purpose is to encourage the development and deployment of advanced transportation systems that will benefit society. ATRA strives to serve as an objective information resource to help decision makers navigate

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Jan 2019

Test Engineer

2getthere is looking for a test engineer wanting to prepare and execute the required test cases to deliver autonomous vehicle systems to projects worldwide. The work includes set up and configuration for new applications and subsystems, system integration, product acceptance, site acceptance and regression testing. The post Test Engineer appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Dec 2018

Vehicle Software Developer

2getthere is looking for vehicle software developer to contribute to our state-of-the-art vehicle software ‘Forces’. You will be responsible for software and system design, design and implementation of unit, subsystem and integration tests as well as the set up and configuration of new applications. The post Vehicle Software Developer appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Dec 2018

Senior System Engineer

2getthere is looking for a system engineer to define the concept of operations and the overall system requirements, which will be further detailed in subsequent project phases to subsystem requirments such as the vehicles, the civil infrastructure (stations, guideways, etc.) the supervisor system and the ICT infrastructure. The post Senior System Engineer appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Dec 2018

Sales Engineer

2getthere is looking for a sales engineer to provide technical support during the sales and tender phase. The Sales Engineer provides preliminary system calculations and high-level system design mainly in order to acquire new projects or to satisfy customer demands/question in the (pre)tender phase. The post Sales Engineer appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Dec 2018

TOMS Supervisory System Developer

2getthere is looking a software developer anxious to work with the latest technologies to further develop the industry's leading supervisory system. In this role you will set-up and configure the supervisor software, enhance its functionality by project extensions and enable continuous development, delivery, and testing. The post TOMS Supervisory System Developer appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Dec 2018

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 ensure a financially viable transit is still possible. The post Autonomous Shuttles: mixed traffic on existing roads for financially viable transit for modest volumes appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 3 Dec 2018

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 Automated Transit Networks: direct origin to destination travel on a network of dedicated guideways appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Dec 2018

Automated People Movers: segragated infrastructure with grade separated crossings for high capacities

APM systems feature autonomous vehicles on a segragated, 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 Automated People Movers: segragated infrastructure with grade separated crossings for high capacities appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Dec 2018

Introducing Revo-GT: autonomous transit at theme parks

During the IAAPA Attractions Expo, Oceaneering and 2getthere introduce Revo-GT: an out of park experience. The post Introducing Revo-GT: autonomous transit at theme parks appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 13 Nov 2018

2getthere presents on platooning at the 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 2getthere presents on platooning at the Future of Buses appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 30 Oct 2018

2getthere hosts delegation from the Ynnovators Day

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 18 Oct 2018

An impression of the recent Tech.Mondial exhibition

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 10 Oct 2018

Smart Systems Summit: presenting about autonomous vehicles

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: presenting about autonomous vehicles appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Oct 2018

Presenting at the Podcar City conference in Gavle, Sweden

Podcar City Gavle focuses on how we can plan for automated shared mobility, bringing together autonomous shuttles and automated transit networks. The post Presenting at the Podcar City conference in Gavle, Sweden appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 24 Sep 2018

Altran and 2getthere exhibit 3rd generation GRT at Mondial.Tech

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 Altran and 2getthere exhibit 3rd generation GRT at Mondial.Tech appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 18 Sep 2018

3rd generation GRT vehicles displayed at 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 3rd generation GRT vehicles displayed at Innovation Expo ’18 appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 13 Sep 2018

Sharing experiences of the Rivium application at ITS Copenhagen

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 Sharing experiences of the Rivium application at ITS Copenhagen appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 5 Sep 2018

Rivium passengers value system’s 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 Rivium passengers value system’s safety, security and reliability appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 21 Aug 2018

2getthere presents at the 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 2getthere presents at the Smart Cities Summit Asia appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 13 Aug 2018

The (non)sense of autonomous shuttle demonstrations

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 The (non)sense of autonomous shuttle demonstrations appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 9 Jul 2018

2getthere joins Drive Sweden initiative

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 26 Jun 2018

Contributing to the 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 Contributing to the Airport Access Ideas Forum appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 18 Jun 2018

Happy with Sjoerd investigating autonomous vehicles at Rivium

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 investigating autonomous vehicles at Rivium appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 9 Jun 2018

Help support 2getthere employees swim for a good 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 Help support 2getthere employees swim for a good cause! appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 4 Jun 2018

Joining Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (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 Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 15 May 2018

We are at the SmartDrivingCar Summit, join us!

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 We are

Posted by: 2getthere
on 3 May 2018

Autonomous Shuttles serving Brussels Airport last mile needs

At Brussels Airport Zaventem, 2getthere's autonomous shuttles will link the long term parking area with the terminal as well as the public transit hub with the cargo zone. Brussels Airport is the first European airport to use autonomous shuttles in fully mixed traffic. The post Autonomous Shuttles serving Brussels Airport last mile needs appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Apr 2018

The Dutch conquering the Smart Cities conference in 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 The Dutch conquering the Smart Cities conference in New York appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 26 Apr 2018

Livery of the Bluewaters Island vehicles revealed during UITP Middle East

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 Livery of the Bluewaters Island vehicles revealed during UITP Middle East appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 23 Apr 2018

Brussels Airport selects 2getthere for autonomous shuttle system

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Apr 2018

Meet us at the APM Conference in Tampa

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 at the APM Conference in Tampa appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 18 Apr 2018

MoU signed for Nanyang Technological University

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 signed for Nanyang Technological University appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 16 Apr 2018

Automated transit at Nanyang Technological University

At Nanyang Technological University's campus, 2getthere's autonomous shuttles were tested throughout 2018. It is ultimately the intention that the vehicles will be integrated into NTU's transport network to serve between NTU’s halls of residences and the main academic areas. The post Automated transit at Nanyang Technological University appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 16 Apr 2018

Regulations Required: safety drives autonomous vehicles market (whitepaper)

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: safety drives autonomous vehicles market (whitepaper) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 12 Apr 2018

Exhibiting 3rd generation GRT vehicle at 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 Exhibiting 3rd generation GRT vehicle at UITP Dubai appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 9 Apr 2018

Workhorse testing of the 3rd generation vehicle

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 of the 3rd generation vehi

Posted by: 2getthere
on 5 Apr 2018

2getthere opens project office at business park Rivium

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 2getthere opens project office at business park Rivium appeared

Posted by: 2getthere
on 29 Mar 2018

3rd generation GRT vehicle steals the show at Intertraffic

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 3rd generation GRT vehicle steals the show at Intertraffic appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 21 Mar 2018

We deliver: the new 2getthere corporate video

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: the new 2getthere corporate video appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 15 Mar 2018

Connexxion selected to operate 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 selected to operate Rivium 3.0 appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 7 Mar 2018

Meet us @Intertraffic and see the 3rd generation GRT vehicle

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 and see the 3rd generation GRT vehicle appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 26 Feb 2018

14 million passengers delivered 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 passengers delivered and counting appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Feb 2018

Driverless vehicles? A 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 vehicles? A piece of cake! appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 11 Feb 2018

Altran delivers new 3rd generation vehicle

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 Altran delivers new 3rd generation vehicle appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 31 Jan 2018

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.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 10 Jan 2018

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.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 9 Jan 2018

Navigation and Localization

The navigation is based on virtual routes, using localization based on odometry in combination with natural or artificial landmarks. 2getthere's software is agnostic and can accommodate both landmark types. The post Navigation and Localization appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 8 Jan 2018

Transit Operations Monitoring and Supervision

2getthere's Transit Operations Monitoring and Supervision (TOMS) system amongst others regulates traffic, coordinates transit scheduling based on demand, updates online, vehicle, station and operator screens and interfaces to the outside world in general. The post Transit Operations Monitoring and Supervision appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 7 Jan 2018

Perception systems: sense and understanding

2getthere is actively developing enhanced perception systems for better sense and understanding. This includes sensor fusion, using 3D camera systems, LiDAR, radar and ultrasound sensors as well as classification. The post Perception systems: sense and understanding appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 6 Jan 2018

Headway and Platooning

Minimizing the headway and platooning are seen as solutions to increasing the capacity of transit systems. With platooning, cooperative driving, multiple vehicles are linked virtually thus operting as a train. The post Headway and Platooning appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 5 Jan 2018

Energy Management

2getthere's vehicles are designed for both cold and (extremely) warm climates. Charging of the vehicles is fully automatic, not requiring the vehicle to be plugged in manually or the operator to provide any order. The post Energy Management appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 4 Jan 2018

Rivium business park first to introduce autonomous shuttles in mixed traffic

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 Rivium business pa

Posted by: 2getthere
on 22 Dec 2017

Demonstrating Level 4 on the biggest stage in the UAE

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 3 Dec 2017

When will autonomous transit be a reality? (whitepaper)

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 When will autonomous transit be a reality? (whitepaper) appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 7 Nov 2017

2getthere successfully completes extreme weather 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 2getthere successfully completes extreme weather climate test appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 25 Oct 2017

Oceaneering and 2getthere sign a teaming agreement for transit at theme parks

2getthere announced they have signed a long-term agreement with Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE: OII) headquartered in Houston, Texas. The post Oceaneering and 2getthere sign a teaming agreement for transit at theme parks appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Aug 2017

Automation and Smart Cities: opportunity or 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 Automation and Smart Cities: opportunity or a threat? appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 7 Jul 2017

Prototype 3rd generation autonomous vehicles 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 Prototype 3rd generation autonomous vehic

Posted by: 2getthere
on 17 Jun 2017

Connecting Bluewaters Island to the Dubai transit network

At Bluewaters Island, 2getthere's vehicles will serve as an automated people mover system, providing a 2.6 kilometer connection to the Dubai Metro. Using 25 autonomous vehicles, a capacity of 3,350 passengers per hour is delivered. The post Connecting Bluewaters Island to the Dubai transit network appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 14 Mar 2017

2getthere awarded largest autonomous shuttle project for Bluewaters Island

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 2getthere awarded largest autonomous shuttle project for Bluewaters Island appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 14 Mar 2017

First autonomous shuttles on the public road at Rivium business park

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 autonomous shuttles on the public road at Rivium business park appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Feb 2017

New passenger record at Masdar City

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 at Masdar City appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 14 Feb 2017

2getthere establishes an office in Silicon Valley

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 4 Jan 2017

PRT system availability @ 99.7% since the launch in 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 system availability @ 99.7% since the launch in 2010 appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 30 Nov 2016

Masdar City system reaches 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 Masdar City system reaches 2 Million Passenger Mark appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 16 Nov 2016

Accessing the Smart City via the Amsterdam Lelylaan hub

To ensure the livability of Amsterdam as Smart City, as well as its accessbility both by car and train, 2getthere's vehicles are integrated as a last mile system transit system from the Lelylaan transit hub. The post Accessing the Smart City via the Amsterdam Lelylaan hub appeared first on 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 10 Nov 2016

Driverless vehicles as last mile transit from Amsterdam Lelylaan hub

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 10 Nov 2016

VIP transit: Prince Charles enjoys a driverless vehicle at Masdar City

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 9 Nov 2016

Operations contract of Driverless Parkshuttle extended with 2 years

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

Posted by: 2getthere
on 9 Nov 2016

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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 20 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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 1 Aug 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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 2 Jul 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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 2 Jun 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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 5 May 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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 16 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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 9 Apr 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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 3 Mar 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 [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 25 Feb 2014

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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 28 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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 27 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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 18 Nov 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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 14 Oct 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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 26 Sep 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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 12 Aug 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→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 25 Jul 2013