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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Year, same old ***

Welcome to 2006, and to the second semester of "PRT Is a Joke Is a Joke"! It's bigger and Blogger, and hopefully less glitchy. Remember, you can still go to Version 1.0 to view archived posts and the Glossary. Meanwhile, Version 2.0 will continue to be just as funny and inciteful. So let's get on with it, shall we?

We notice that Ken Avidor is still clinging to his belief that ULTra is not really PRT, writing about the Dutch company 2getthere (which he continues to call FROG, which is 2gt's Free Ranging On Grid peoplemover navigation/control product):

FROG, does not... I repeat, does not describe any of its products as "PRT". Source
This is slightly different from his earlier claim that PRT isn't mentioned on 2gt's site, a claim which (among others) we have already debunked (see He leapFROGs to the wrong conclusion, Dec. 9).

Alas, this modified claim (
Ken keeps moving those goalposts) is no more accurate. From 2getthere's own Cybercab page:
The Cybercab is ideally suited for internal transportation in resorts or on company estates. The vehicle can also serve in a PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) network in city centers. Source
He just makes my job so easy.

Again, Happy New Year!

P.S.- I have enabled commenting, so play nice and don't ruin it for everyone.

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