Today comes word that the first ULTra production vehicle has been delivered to the PRT test track in Cardiff. Says ATS Ltd. --
"The new vehicle features a more powerful motor, full climate control, and the complete passenger interface." Source
Recall that Ken Avidor the Minnesota anti-PRT propagandist claims PRT doesn't/can't have air conditioning. Recently he issued a revised version of this unsupported, bogus charge:
The [ULTra] vehicle has to be converted from battery to hybrid (burning diesel or gasoline) in order to have HVAC.
Conversion to burning fossil fuels pretty much removes the selling point that PRT is non-polluting. (Seattle P-I Forum 7/26/07)
Heathrow Airport has today unveiled the Heathrow pod, the airport’s most innovative transport system and the first new example of transit technology in 100 years...
Each temperature-controlled Heathrow pod has been designed for privacy and comfort and allows passengers to select their own direct destination.
Andrew_Frankel Sign in heathrow pod saying it 'does not produce any emissions'. Fair comment or wilfully misleading cobblers? Discuss.Andrew_Frankel @Avidor Dunno, wasn't a hot day so didn't notice. My guess is that it's ventilated but not a/c. Not much point for 5 min journey?
Update 3 (1/25/2012)
Ken Avidor should stop blogging about the PRT and scram