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ULTra opens at Heathrow

On September 15 Heathrow Airport formally unveiled the ‘Heathrow pod’, the PRT system developed by UK company ULTra (of which BAA is currently a majority shareholder), although the system has actually already been ‘open for business’ since April. The system consists of 21 low-energy, battery-powered, driverless, zero-emission vehicles capable of carrying up to four passengers and their luggage along a dedicated 3.8km guideway. The PRT system at Heathrow pod has taken six...

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