Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Rise of the Machines: The Pod People

Tyler Cowen strikes again:

Milton Keynes, a town north of London, has announced that it will be deploying 100 driverless pods (officially known as ULTra PRT transport pods) as a public transportation system. A similar system has been running for two years at Heathrow airport. The plan is to have the system up and running by 2015, with a full rollout by 2017. The move marks the first time that self-driving vehicles will be allowed to run on public roads in that country.

- See more at: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/11/the-actual-arrival-of-autonomous-vehicles-pod-like-self-driving-buses.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+marginalrevolution%2Ffeed+%28Marginal+Revolution%29#sthash.2vN3KyMA.dpuf

I have a certain fondness for MK, having once gotten thoroughly lost in roundabout hell in my attempt to get there.