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The Wi-Fly is a Semi-Autonomous Stand-Up Public Transport Pod
Posted By Timon Singh On June 10, 2011 @ 6:48 pm In Green Transportation | No Comments
Phil Pauley ‘s Wi-Fly  is a semi-autonomous public transport pod that incorporates a range of street recognition software and GPS guidance systems  to aid drivers. The system has a top speed of 30 mph, and it sets itself apart from other forms of public transportation since the driver stands up instead of sitting down.
Wi-Fly pods are designed to be located at strategic points around public infrastructure hubs. Like public bicycle schemes, individuals would be able to rent a Wi-Fly by using their oyster, debit or credit cards. Money would be deducted according to the amount of time and distance the pod has traveled.
Once the pod arrives at a specific destination, it automatically returns itself to the nearest strategic location where it will attach itself to the back of the queue of Pods to recharge .
The Wi-Fly uses state-of-the-art road surveying and road identification GPS software in conjunction with autonomous awareness to navigate its way through city streets. At one-sixth the size of today’s cars, it still has enough room to comfortably fit two people. The Wi-Fly has the potential to become the public transport pod of the future. However we’d definitely would recommend fitting a seat belt.
+ Phil Pauley 
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 Phil Pauley: http://www.philpauley.com/public.html
 GPS guidance systems: http://inhabitat.com/sanitov-launches-cargo-bike-with-gps-technology-in-london/
 recharge: http://inhabitat.com/ces-2011-npower-peg-uses-walking-to-recharge-devices
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