Created as an alternative network to help alleviate pressure on existing mass systems, JPods is designed to be suspended above existing infrastructure.
As urban congestion from cars and buses chokes our major cities, many options to mitigate these problems and – as a useful adjunct – break our dependence on fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, have surfaced. Most of these envisage taking the problem up above the gridlock next to, and over the top of, buildings. The high-speed gondola concept proposed for New York City is one recent example.
As innovative as some of these schemes may be, they all continue to follow a set pattern of mass transit, where the network of vehicles contained in the system move together, all stop at the same time, and are generally only at their most efficient when moving people en masse.