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Old November 19th, 2005, 12:59 AM   #61
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^Up to 25mph I think.

They were origionally meant to be put in Cardiff, but the project was put on hold. I'm hoping that if it is succesful in Heathrow then Cardiff will go ahead with it's planned project. Although it seems strange that BAA would go for it if they had any doubts that it would work, they would have far more to lose than Cardiff City Council. On that I'm guessing they are going to work perfectly and Cardiff council are just being stupid. :p.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 02:31 AM   #62
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Here's the manufacturer's website: http://www.atsltd.co.uk/

And it's not at all new: Since at least 1965, people are proposing systems like that. Here's a gallery: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/news_eve...cs/prt/14.html
know why they haven't been able to get it off the ground then?
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Old November 19th, 2005, 03:50 AM   #63
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Looks cool
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Old November 19th, 2005, 11:05 AM   #64
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know why they haven't been able to get it off the ground then?
I believe that driverless taxis are inherently prone to congestions and delays. Probably on a scale that makes the idea unusable without applying modern technology. It's probably not easy to ensure that cabins are always where they are needed.

With today's computer power it's easier to handle such an inherently instable and chaotic system, e.g. with self-learning and/or swarm-based software or whatever they may use here.

It's like the scyscraper: Though probably a centuries-old idea, it didn't make sense to build them before the elevator was invented and worked safely.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #65
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true -- can't imagine how they would work in the 60s without computer controls and sensor technologies of today

but what about infrastructure costs?
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Personal rapid transit (PRT) is being considered for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina, USA

http://www.thestate.com/news/busines...e72841297.html
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