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Kieran Long says Heathrow's plastic transport pods are "not just a whizzy novelty"

Dezeen Wire:
 in his latest article for the Evening Standard architecture and design critic Kieran Long describes a network of noiseless transport pods launched in September to carry passengers from Heathrow airport's business car park to Terminal 5 as "the future we were supposed to have."

Long says the £30 million Rapid Personal Transit system, created by transport specialists Ultra PRT and engineers Arup, offers a "brief but safe moment of isolation" and "is an expression of the minor psychological irritations of business travellers" but adds that the concept has potential to be applied in larger urban scenarios.

See all of our transport stories including a self-driving electric passenger vehicle and more articles by Kieran Long.