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ULTra (Urban Light Transport) System
ULTra is a automated light transit system, a form of rapid transit,
composed of small vehicles of a maximum of 4 passengers. It operates
on its own guideway, which can be elevated or at ground level. The system is accessible through a set of stations, which are
off-line, involving that loading and unloading has no impact on the
flow of other vehicles (unlike a subway or LTR). The major difference
with regular transit systems is that the vehicle is on demand, semi-private
and will service only the requested destination, by passing all the
stations in between. It thus offers the potential of flexibility and
privacy which is lacking from standard mass transit systems.
In 2011 the first commercial application of the technology was
inaugurated at the Heathrow international airport. The system,
through a 4 km guideway, links a car park to terminal 5 and has
proved to be highly reliable.