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.
Ultra Global is delighted to announce that it has signed a contract with its partners China Engineering Consultants Inc (CECI) to carry out a feasibility study into the deployment of… Read the Rest→
Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system has been included in a short report by Technology Reporter Rachel Crane that asks the question ‘Are luxury pods the transportation… Read the Rest→
Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) – Two years on at Heathrow. Has the project been successful and is PRT the way forward for the ‘last mile’ solutions? The pioneering technology which… Read the Rest→
Representatives from Ultra, Heathrow Airport and Arup took part in a short film chronicling the benefits of the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system deployed at Heathrow and the potential for… Read the Rest→