the compact nature of the system results in huge savings in infrastructure costs and resource usage.
Ultra is convenient, reliable and easy to use.
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. An Ultra pod is different, offering personal transport with no waiting and taking groups of passengers, or individuals, non-stop to their chosen destination.
The system has an average energy usage of only 0.55 MJ per passenger km, typically providing at least a 50% benefit over buses and trains, and a 70% savings in emissions over cars.
Measurements taken during a series of vehicle drive-by tests found that at a distance of 10 meters, a pod running at 14mph produced noise levels of around 35 decibels – less than the background noise expected in a library.
Slim Ultra guideway underneath bulkier and much more visually intrusive elevated roadway
Ultra’s infrastructure is significantly lighter compared to road or rail-based transport and is between six and ten times more resource efficient. The low loading requirements are less than half of those necessary for the standard British footpath, enabling a slender guideway design with minimal visual impact.
This makes the system inexpensive to install compared to larger-vehicle systems with much heavier infrastructure requirements.
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