JPods Network for Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Illustration of JPods stations at ATL Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (link to 3D Model requires GoogleEarth application).

Route-Time™ illustrates travel times.

Roughly, assuming you can walk there, from the Red Cross you can walk-ride-walk to:

  • Green in 5 minutes
  • Blue in 10 minutes
  • Yellow in 20 minutes

Ride-along at about 4 times normal speed. The eight minute trip requires only 2 minutes.

Stations are also in the adjacent parking lots.

JPods stations at the Georgia International Convention Center, Mariott Gateway, Renaissance, and Spring Hill hotels.

Stations and JPods connections between parking areas, car rental, and the Convention Center (off screen upper right).

Map of the hotels connected by the network.

JPods3D model of the network.

A 3-Minute summary of JPods

Similar Networks

Walter Cronkite covered Tricia Nixon opening the first digital transportation network on Oct. 24, 1972. The Morgantown PRT network has since delivered 150 million oil-free passenger-miles with only two minor injuries. Injuries on roads are 11,200 per million (link).

Suspended networks are well understood as illustrated by the H-Bahn:

  • H-Bahn vehicles are similar to buses.
  • JPods vehicles are similar to cars:
    • Designed to tailor the trip to the traveler.
    • Non-stop from origin to destination.
    • Remove the parasitic mass of the vehicle to reduce energy consumption to within a solar budget.

Suspended networks have incredibly wonderful safety records.