RE: ARTICLE: Driverless "taxi" to be unveiled

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 08:11:39 MST

>From: "Emlyn O'regan" <>

>This stuff will really start to get interesting if people can make
>it work on more complex track networks... this one's just a loop.
>If you could get a grid going, and the cars could intelligently
>find their way around the grid to waiting passengers, then take
>them to their destination without needing a driver, well, that'd
>be something!

I just wanted to point out that this is not a new idea.

20 years or so ago, this was a very popular idea, I remember the
Popular Science issue highlighting the competing systems.

It was known as PRT for "Personnal Rapid Transit". The Illinois
city of Rosemont was considering such a system a few years back.

Should be easy to implement with todays tech.


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