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2nd October 2011, 02:04 PM #1
Driverless transit system at Heathrow T5
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2nd October 2011, 02:10 PM #2
To be honest its not very new. They have had this at Singapore Changi Airport for years. They use it for moving passengers from one end of the terminal to the other and also to move them to another terminal, all driverless. They also carry allot more people than these do. They have had it for years. I have used them many times. They are excellent i must say! Very fast an easy way to get about the airport.
Last edited by FN-GM; 2nd October 2011 at 02:13 PM.
2nd October 2011, 03:03 PM #3
I was about to say the same - in the video he says its new british technology, cough cough.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
Also in tokyo airport they have something similar
2nd October 2011, 04:12 PM #4
There are driverless trains o docklands light railway (dlr) as well
2nd October 2011, 04:17 PM #5
But do these run on roads or tracks. I think the thing about the T5 jobby is it runs on concrete. We've had the driveless Maglev at Birmingham Int. for years.
3rd October 2011, 10:08 AM #6
I know the one at Singaore its on a track.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
3rd October 2011, 10:18 AM #7
This was working in April when I flew out of Heathrow. As I recall it wasn't for general use but for business class and above passengers back then (maybe during the trial they restricted it). It certainly looked funky though.
3rd October 2011, 02:14 PM #8
Those roads are so tight and enclosed they practically are running on a track. Looks a bit inefficient too, wouldn't a DLR style system carry more back and forth?
3rd October 2011, 02:54 PM #9
What was wrong with monorails?
3rd October 2011, 03:08 PM #10
- Rep Power
Exhibit #1: The Simpsons
Originally Posted by tommej
Exhibit #2: Wuppertal Ok that's photoshop old-school
3rd October 2011, 03:09 PM #11
The anchor clip in the Simpsons was one of the funniest things ever on TV.
3rd October 2011, 03:10 PM #12
This one has been running for over 30 years Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit It was featured in a program on Channel 5 about the LHR POD a few weeks ago.
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