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Heathrow pods open at Terminal 5

Heathrow airport’s driverless pod service has opened for business, transferring passengers from Terminal 5’s business car park to the terminal building.

Consultant Arup designed the infrastructure for the 3.8km system, which uses a fleet of 21 driverless vehicles, each capable of carrying four passengers and their luggage, travelling along a dedicated guideway.

The vehicles make the journey non-stop, reaching speeds of up to 40km/h, and have been in development since 1995.


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