ULTra Travel Pod: Science Fiction Turns Into Reality

Bristol University's Martin Lowson worked on the Apollo moon-landing program. His latest project is the Urban Light Transport (ULTra), a travel "pod" that may be the taxi of the future.
February 25, 2002, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"ULTra pods could work as an automated personal taxi system. Passengers will "hail" the pod from a designated stop, where they select the required destination along a set route. When the pod pulls up, the passengers swipe a smart card giving the travel details and ULTra carries them directly to their chosen stop...The pod -- which seats up to four passengers -- is the brainchild of Bristol University's Martin Lowson, who is no stranger to making science fiction dreams come true. His past projects include the Apollo Moon-landing program in the United States."

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Published on Monday, February 25, 2002 in Reuters
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