Commenter at Auto Apologist Blog "Solves" the "PRT Problem" PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 26 February 2012 16:43
A commenter at an infamous auto apologist blog "solves" the "Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) Problem" (http://ti.org/antiplanner/?p=6258#comments (Comment #7).

On February 26th, 2012, Andy said:

You know what would be the ultimate PRT? If each person had a transit mechanism whereby they could pilot the vehicle themselves, and steer it toward any destination they wanted. It would be very cool if they could play whatever music they wanted to listen to, and maybe have some room to carry other passengers or cargo. That would be SOOOO great!


These "autonomous (sic) self-driven pods" certainly are much cheaper to build, own and operate than anything proposed for automated PRT on expensive guideways where likely demand cannot justify their construction. Of course, the direct negative financial, social and environmental impacts not covered by the "autonomous (sic) self-driven pods" is something like $10.00-$15.00 per gallon, compared to the (current) $3.65 per gallon of "go juice" paid by owners of existing "autonomous (sic) self-driven pods." But this is still a lot cheaper than the direct financial costs of the automated PRT pods by themselves...
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2012 16:47