17th November, 2018
Agency to study soon how to link Jewar airport with Delhi
16th October, 2018
30th July, 2018
Bengaluru’s much talked about Pod Taxi project is back in the news again with the Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) looking to scrap a Metro line proposed in the third phase of the Namma Metro project in favour of the personal rapid transit (PRT) system reports Deccan Herald.The PRT project has been chosen to provide what BBMP terms is “last-mile connectivity without carbon emission”.
30th May, 2018
28th April, 2018
If the municipal corporation’s plan materialise, you can take a pod car to the jetty.
As the city is on its way to get a water transport system, the civic commissioner has asked officials to connect the upcoming Personal Rapid Transit System to the jetties and multimodal hub at Kolshet.
26th April, 2018
Self-driving vehicles are being considered as part of a sustainable transport strategy for the UK’s Lake District.
Autonomous, electric POD vehicles from British motoring company Westfield are being brought to Brockhole on Windermere this week for a public test (see Internet of Business says, below, for times and contact details).
Nod for pod, and a row
24th August, 2018
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is in a churn over the Personal Rapid Transit System (PRTS) or the Pod Taxi project. It seems that the ruling party in BBMP had approved the project without a discussion in the Council meeting. M/S Smart Personal Rapid Transit Systems Pvt. Ltd, M/S Ultra PRT Ltd, Embassy Property Developments Pvt. Ltd who had bid for the tender called by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in December 2017 had each quoted R 6.5 crore for project implementation in Bengaluru, on a cost-sharing basis with the BBMP.
3rd July, 2017
The Fairwood Group company, ULTraFairwood has announced the signing of a contract to build the world’s largest PRT/GRT project in Ajman City, UAE. The capex value of the core project will be US$ 881 million, and the system cost, supplied by ULTraFairwood, will be US$ 723 million.
31st January, 2017
The three companies that have obtained approval are Metrino PRT, skyTran and ULTra Global PRT. NITI Aayog decided that the proposed technologies should be tested on a pilot 1 km distance, with the bidders covering all costs. Successful testing would then be extended to 15-20 km.
26th August, 2016
Fairwood Group today said it has teamed up with Ultra PRT of the UK to provide next generation technology-enabled urban mobility systems in India. After an exhaustive international technology search with a team of experts, Fairwood has decided to structure an association with Ultra of the UK, which implemented the world’s first PRT (personal rapid transit) system at Heathrow airport in London, the company said. Fairwood has assessed over 80 Indian and foreign cities for suitability of the PRT system integration in identified root network and scale. This is estimated to create a business value potential of over USD 35 billion. The number of pods required will be over 50,000 for these networks.
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