how it works

An effective solution for localised areas with high-frequency transport needs.

The Ultra personal rapid transit (PRT) is a new and innovative on-demand system for developed or urban environments.

Using small, driverless electric vehicles that run on guideways, the lightweight and flexible nature of the system enables it to be retrofitted into a broad range of environments and provide transportation that is environmentally friendly and operationally efficient.

Conventional forms of public transit require passengers to collect in groups, wait until a large vehicle with a fixed schedule arrives, and travel on a predetermined route stopping for additional passengers on the way. In contrast, ULTra offers personal transport with no waiting, taking passengers non-stop to their chosen destination.

the pods

ultra vehicles

A series of computer-driven vehicles known as pods provide convenient and comfortable transport for up to four passengers, along with personal items such as luggage and shopping. More about the ultra pods...

Comfortable and robust, Ultra pods are well-proven, reliable vehicles that are built from off-the-shelf automotive industry components. More about customisation...

additional info

stations & guideways

Each Ultra bay can dispatch up to 100-120 vehicles per hour with little or no waiting time. Find out more about stations & guideways.



95% of Ultra pod passengers are served within 34 seconds thanks to the system’s comprehensive operation procedures that ensure it runs safely, reliably and efficiently. More...

The Ultra pod system has been constructed with reliability and safety built-in as standard to ensure the comfort and security of its passengers. Read More...


q & a

A curated selection of questions and answers to give you a better insight into ultra PRT Global. Take me to this section...



Ultra pod systems offer a greater overall return on investment at local level than other forms of integrated transport, such as monorails or trams. More on costs...

Take a look at our library of photos and videos of the ultra PRT Global system, our testing facility and the Heathrow T5 project. View...