The Masdar City Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system celebrated its 6th anniversary on 28th November, just a week after carrying its 2 millionth passenger.
The PRT’s driverless pods have covered a distance of more than 891,879 km on their transit route over the past six years, and have displaced CO2 emissions equivalent to running 53 cars for a whole year.
Masdar’s Executive Director of Sustainable Real Estate Yousef Baselaib greeted Miss Geethma Devangee, the lucky two million milestone passenger, as the pod completed its journey from the North Car Park station to dock at Masdar Institute. Geethma, a student from Merryland School Abu Dhabi, was visiting Masdar City as part of an educational tour with her school.
“This achievement stands as a true testament to our culture of innovation. The popularity of the PRT demonstrates how functional sustainable urban transport development is paving the way for cities of the future,” said Baselaib.
Over the years a wealth of data has been collected from the PRT system which has been used to further the development of autonomous vehicles, both in relation to the technology, as well as user interaction. More info
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