Driverless Pods To Replace Busses?


Milton Keynes, a town north of London, has announced that it will be deploying 100 driverless pods (officially known as ULTra PRT transport pods) as a public transportation system. A similar system has been running for two years at Heathrow airport. The plan is to have the system up and running by 2015, with a full rollout by 2017. The move marks the first time that self-driving vehicles will be allowed to run on public roads in that country… The pods are expected to be cleaner, quieter and less expensive than the current bus system — each pod has a battery powered electric motor and is charged at various stations between routes