Electric Robocabs Speed Passengers at Heathrow

The electrically powered 'pod cabs' will allow users to key in their destination and be carried there automatically along special roadways at speeds of up to 25mph.

Published: 11-Jun-2007

HEATHROW is to switch to autopilot with the world’s first fleet of driverless taxis to whisk passengers around the airport.

The electrically powered “pod cabs” will allow users to key in their destination and be carried there automatically along special roadways at speeds of up to 25mph.

The cabs are designed to take four passengers along with their luggage. They will also be big enough for a bicycle or a pushchair.

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