Ultra PRT

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

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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 Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) within Taiwan. The agreement, the first to explore Ultra’s transport technology in Taiwan highlights the continued interest being shown in PRT… 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 of the future?’. The report can be seen here 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 uses small driverless electric vehicles that run on dedicated guideways has successfully been in operation at Heathrow Terminal 5 airport since May 2011. The 5… 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 the deployment of the technology in alternative applications such as urban environments. Taking part in the film were Ultra’s Head of Engineering David Marron, Heathrow… 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 Houses of Parliament last week. The International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice and Sustainable Development are run by the ‘The Green Organisation’ and… 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 to a visit to the control room the Minister was able to take a return trip on the pods which have provided close to a… 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 which was first held in 1992 saw 700 premises across the capital open up to the public, many for the first time. Sites that opened… 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 very best of what Britain can offer was originally launched in September 2011 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Since then Ultra Global have been able… 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 three separate fields had, and continues to have, an impact across the world. From aircraft noise, to the systems and blades of the Lynx and… 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 today of the UK’s latest GDP figures. Islam’s particular focus was on the part that small and medium enterprises such as Ultra have to play… Read more...