Accessibility

N.J. to test solar-powered commuter pods

Posted on September 2, 2014

JPods
JPods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — A new form of public transportation, JPods, soon to be tested in New Jersey is likened "something out of the Jetsons." JPod's concept is to design, build and operate on-demand and computerized PRT networks that can be solar-powered, Fast Company reported.

RELATED: SkyTran's futuristic elevated transport system to be built in Israel

The pods essentially operate as mini, personal trains. They travel point-to-point along the rail network to the destination you input via an interactive touch screen. With more stations and switch points than a commuter rail or subway network, JPods can get a traveler much closer to their intended destination than mass transit, according to the report.

RELATED: Intro to the Ultra driverless pod car

The company, which intends to build a privately funded mobility network in Secaucus to demonstrate its cost effectiveness, plans to deploy networks of Horizontal-Elevators™ that provide short to medium range travel using ultra-light, computer controlled vehicles that are suspended from rail, mounted on elevated structures.

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Collins Bus lands $26M NYC Transit paratransit bus order

The 400 buses purchased will be built to NYCT’s custom specifications on a Ford F350 chassis.

LIRR launches new service for people with mobility issues

LIRR Care will serve as a customer assistance program for those who need an extra helping hand to navigate the railroad system.

Greater New Haven Transit launches paratransit mobile app

The app, provided by technology partner Routematch, is designed for Apple and Android devices.

GRTC announces first nationally-certified travel trainer

During GRTC’s pilot Travel Training Program, Kelsey Calder completed substantial course work and passed her final practicum in June 2018.

L.A. County awards paratransit contract to MV Transportation

The contract has extended MV Transportation's partnership with Los Angeles County into its second decade.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation