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March 4, 2003, 12:00 PM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"Each 'taxi' on the track will carry four people and travel at 25mph. Passengers will request a vehicle at predetermined stops, where they will buy a ticket for their destination. The ticket is then used to program the automatic cab.The cabs find their way by following a strip of metal or track that is laid on the road surface. Each vehicle has its own internal battery and navigation system."

Thanks to Jerry Schneider

Monday, March 3, 2003 in


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