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→
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Ultra’s guideways are approximately 2.1m (7 feet) wide, including the outer kerbs. This is approximately 30% narrower than a typical road lane.
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.
Ultra’s modular approach enables a straightforward adoption of new technologies if they are available in a practical form that enables useful environmental benefits.
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.
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→
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→