Posts tagged with 'personal rapid transit'
This rendering from Masdar City shows one version of an ideal city of the future. What does your city look like? Photo by Forgemind Archimedia/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Write about your ideal city to win a trip to Masdar City
What will your ideal city look like in 2030? That is the question of the third annual international blogging contest hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company behind Masdar City. One winner will receive a paid trip to Abu ...
Personal rapid transit could help cities reduce car use and support sustainable transport. Photo via Treehugger.com.
Friday Fun: Can personal rapid transit replace 90% of cars on the road?
Sustainable urban mobility can come from multiple sources. Personal rapid transit (PRT) combines public transport with personalized routing. Though their designs vary, PRT systems generally consist of four- to six-passenger pods that are autonomously controlled while traveling along guide-ways. Instead ...
Does France's Autoliv electric vehicle sharing system offer us a glimpse of the future? Photo by Francisco Gonzalez.
Blogging from TRB: Tomorrow's Public Transport
What will tomorrow’s public transport look like? Are we still going to take buses or trams, similar to what we do today, or will there be more innovative and transformative transit modes that offer users higher flexibility and more comfort? ...
Can Pod Cars Transform Traffic in Delhi?
Can Pod Cars Transform Traffic in Delhi?
Delhi is considering installing “pod cars” as a form of public transit. According to New Delhi Television (NDTV), India’s news station, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit asked Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd. (DIMTS) and Transport Department to prepare a ...
Personal Rapid Transit in Unexpected Places
Personal Rapid Transit in Unexpected Places
Morgantown, West Virginia, home of West Virginia University (WVU),  is a metropolitan area of a bit more than 110,000 residents (add an additional 30,000 to account for the student population.)  It’s hilly, lush and deep in Appalachia, nestled among forested ...
Google Awards $1 Million to Shweeb
Google Awards $1 Million to Shweeb
Google finally announced the winners of its Project 10100, awarding $10 million to five organizations that have ideas to help change the world. People from more than 170 countries submitted more than 150,000 ideas, which Google narrowed down to 16 ...