We've Fallen For Heathrow's Cute Vehicles
While we've complained a lot about lost luggage and flight delays at London Heathrow, we're quite excited about the new Terminal 5, and even more excited about the planned PRT that should be there by 2009.
A PRT is a Personal Rapid Transport system, which at Heathrow will consist of 18 low-energy, driverless vehicles that run themselves back and forth on a track between Terminal 5 and the car park. Not only are they conveniently not slowed down by other traffic, they're also incredibly cute!
We can see plenty of potential for colorful advertising on these pods, turning them in to Disney characters or grinning animals. However, with a top speed of just 25 miles per hour, the most suitable character would probably be a turtle.