Ultra’s system is highly reliable and minimises the possibility of breakdown. Each pod has an on-board computer that automatically detects maintenance issues so that the unit can be taken out of service before a problem develops. In the extremely unlikely event that a vehicle does break down a service vehicle can be sent to retrieve it. The vehicles also have emergency exits and the guideway does have escape routes, however passengers should stay in their pods at all times where possible.
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