Automated Pods Ferry Passengers In London’s Heathrow Airport
Passengers at the UK's travel main hub are ferried to terminals daily by driverless pods. Could this spell the future of transportation?
- 10 august 2011
Heathrow Airport, the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, is showing today’s passengers what could be tomorrow’s method of transportation. Twenty-two driverless cars have been created to ferry passengers from their cars to their respective terminals. These automated pods are located in Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport, the new terminal currently occupied by British Airways. Each pod can accommodate up to four travelers and their bags, and is able to reach up to 25 mph. According to the New York Times, roughly 800 passengers use each pod on a given day. It is thought that it won’t be long before these pods debut in America.
Watch the pod in action in the video below: