ultraPRT

How will the Ultra pods system integrate with infrastructure in our cities?

Ultra’s guideway is approximately 30% narrower than a typical road lane. Present estimates indicate that in order to serve an urban area, only one single-lane Ultra guideway is required for… Read the Rest→

How wide does the route need to be?

Ultra’s guideways are approximately 2.1m (7 feet) wide, including the outer kerbs. This is approximately 30% narrower than a typical road lane.

How noisy are Ultra pods?

Ultra’s electrically powered pods are very quiet. The noise has been compared to that of a bicycle, effectively inaudible from more than a few meters away.

Could the Ultra system run on solar power?

Ultra’s modular approach enables a straightforward adoption of new technologies if they are available in a practical form that enables useful environmental benefits.

How does the typical energy usage of Ultra compare to that of cars?

Ultra is typically around 70% more energy-efficient than cars, and the saving is even greater in peak periods when cars are restricted by congestion.

How does the typical energy usage of Ultra compare to that of other forms of public transport?

Ultra pods utilise 0.55 MJ/passenger km, compared to between 1.2 and 2.4 MJ/passenger km for other forms of public transport, making them at least 50% more energy-efficient than buses, trains… Read the Rest→

Is the Ultra pods system environmentally friendly?

Ultra is one of the most environmentally friendly forms of transit ever invented. It is 50% more energy-efficient than buses or trains, and provides a 70% reduction in carbon emissions… Read the Rest→