At London’s Heathrow Airport there was no taxi driver
Progress does not stand still and is felt by the passengers of the London Heathrow Airport (London Heathrow Airport). It appeared first in the world without a taxi driver. Airport administration has decided to move passengers between the terminals to abandon the usual taxi and replace them with electric cars with computer control without human intervention.
This system is an unmanned taxi called Personal Rapid Transport (personal rapid transport). Has this system the company Advanced Transport Systems Ltd. and the University of Bristol. Total Heathrow airport was purchased 20 of these electric vehicles, and for all creation taxi system has left 41 million dollars. Electric car can reach speeds of 40 km \ h and can accommodate 4 people with luggage. Moves is a taxi by a computer and laser navigation. After the passenger gets in the car it only need to select on the touch display right place him, and then, after a trip, pay by plastic card over the fare. The undoubted advantage is that it is not necessary to pay a tip. Such unmanned taxi can bring passengers from the parking at any airport terminal.For users of paid parking service such taxis will be free. The administration believes that the services of a taxi in a year will use about half a million people.
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