Not only the cars are about to start flying, the public transit is about to become fully automated sooner than we can expect. Milton Keynes, a small city north of London is about to install 100 pods that will connect downtown, train station, and different offices. Project’s estimated cost is £65million/$104 million. It will get started in 2015 and is expected to be totally completed by 2017.
ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods move along at 12 mph, capable to carry up to 4 passengers along with personal luggage. Anyone can call the pod to theirs location via a smartphone app just for £2 ($3,19) fee. Same but smaller system has been in use in London’s Heathrow airport since 2011.
The battery-powered vehicles are rubber-tired, computer-driven, silent and pollution-free. Great substitution for noisy bulky buses!