sustainable transport for the 21st century
One of the most environmentally friendly forms of transport ever developed, the Ultra system’s lightweight infrastructure and eco-friendly, battery-powered pods offer numerous environmental benefits.
- Energy efficiency
- Reduction in emissions
- Silent vehicles
- Resource efficiency
- Low visual impact
The Ultra pod system, which produces no on-site emissions, overall provides a 50% reduction in carbon emissions over buses, and 70% over cars, meeting Kyoto 2050 sustainability targets today. In the Heathrow T5 application, the pod system has replaced the 70,000 bus journeys per year in transporting passengers to and from the T5 Business car park. As the lightweight pods are controlled autonomously, they are much more energy efficient than larger, human-driven vehicles.
In urban applications, the fast and efficient nature of the system makes it an attractive alternative to driving, helping to ease congestion and reduce traffic emissions in the local area.
It has been an exciting week for Ultra Global with the Company’s Heathrow Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system reaching a number of notable landmarks. On Wednesday 8th May Heathrow Pod… Read the Rest→
Heathrow’s unique passenger pod travel system has given one of its fleet a Comic Relief makeover to support the charity ahead of Red Nose Day, and from today, gives passengers… Read the Rest→
Ultra Global are delighted to see that plans for an additional Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system at Heathrow have been included in Heathrow Airport Limited’s business plan for the next… Read the Rest→
It’s been another ground-breaking year for the Ultra Global pod system. The system at Heathrow has carried over 500,000 passengers to date, with passengers continuing to rave about its speed,… Read the Rest→