Autonomous transportation is coming whether you like it or not and the vision of the future is full of robots, driverless vehicles and auto-pods, like the one Masdar City have created. The company's concept is being billed as the world's first trackless Personal Transportation System (PRT), complete with four seats and the (theoretical) ability to take wherever you'd like to go, minus the driver.

Although Masdar City is smaller than your typical sprawling metropolis – more like a collection of buildings and few roads that developers and researchers call home – the pods can shuttle around 1,600 meters, making stops along the way. While the project has made leaps and bounds in the progress department, these futuristic pods have a few more hurdles to clear before coming to fruition. See the pods in action in the video below.

[Via: Autoblog Green]

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