PSFK Takes A Ride On The Heathrow Pod

PSFK Takes A Ride On The Heathrow Pod

Our team travel the new intelligent buggy system serving London Heathrow's Terminal 5.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 12 august 2011

Yesterday afternoon, PSFK checked out the new automated vehicles that they have introduced earlier at London’s Heathrow airport. These wheeled little unmanned cars follow a set of tracks around the airport and to the surrounding car parks. From a station at each location, travelers can use a screen to call their own pod to ride on. They indicate the location they’re traveling to and then a pod is summoned to a kind of loading bay where the traveler and up to four others can get on. After the ‘start’ button is pressed, the pods travel a series of sky bridges around the airport.

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