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Friday, November 04, 2005

Trouble in Paree-dise

Originally published at "PRT Is A Joke" IS A JOKE v.1
Words written with wildcards (***, !!!, etc.) was the way we originally wrote
Ken Avidor, Ken, and Avidor.


Hundreds of cars torched
in French riots

Mysterious tourist from Minnesota sought for questioning
Witnesses heard chants of "death to the highway lobby," "No plus Ultra," "Transit riders do it en masse," "PRTers support Polish plumbers"
Unknown "Kenz Army" claims responsibility

Interpol perplexed by Latin pun

Blast (of warm or cool air) from the past

Remember ***'s bizarre claim that PRT doesn't have heaters or air conditioning, seemingly unable to believe it could even be possible?

Well check out the new picture at SoundPRT. Scroll down and put your cursor on the picture of the silver-gray ULTra PRT vehicle. Look under the passenger seat. Why, those look like HVAC vents, don't they!? And look at this photo of the Skyweb interior. Right there, near the floor: another vent!

*** ******'s response to this post is laughably car-based in its thinking: "passengers would get a hotfoot," he writes, because "the heater in a car needs to blast hot air not only at the passengers, but at the windscreen to keep the moisture from condensing and freezing on the surface. A vent placed only at floor level would be very uncomfortable to say the least."

As one commenter observed (comment 3), you don't need to blast hot air at PRT windows, since being able to see out is not a requirement of an automated vehicle. Merely heating the air in the vehicle to 70 or so degrees keeps passengers comfortable; the warmed air will defog the insides of the windows, and keep the outsides defrosted as well.

And why are PRT vents near the floor? Heat rises. Maybe because he can't see air, warmed or otherwise, *** doesn't believe in it.

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