Mountain View, CA, December 18, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Bengt Gustafsson, CEO of Beamways and one of the most well-known ambassadors for podcars (also known as Personal Rapid Transit) in Sweden and worldwide, presented the podcar concept and current projects on November 20 at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. The presentation was well received and the audience interest has been high both at Google and afterwards. The Youtube recording (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08SPc2yUc58) has had more than 3000 viewings at time of writing.
Mr. Gustafsson did a calculation showing that a podcar network on the Google campus would be profitable thanks to the reduction in working time lost on moving around the campus. The larger the network, the greater the variation in travel pattern, the more problem with traffic, the larger need for investments in current transport systems – the more profitable a PRT project will be.
Beamways AB is a privately owned company based in Linköping, Sweden. The Beamways concept for Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) system has been developed over two years.
Over the next two years, Beamways will conduct a number of studies to verify that the basic concepts works. Patents for the main ideas will also be obtained.
In parallel with this technical development project Beamways also engages in political lobbying activities to promote PRT, participates in PRT research projects and conducts marketing activities.
More information is available on their home page www.beamways.com.