Personalized micro-transit dominates The Ohio State University main campus through personal pods. Students working in tandem with Engineering/Design/Transportation departments developed a unique form of transit which features high adaptability. The University has been so impressed, it has decided to create pod-access portals in many Gateway structures. They follow smart track markings on all multi-use passageways. Communicating through a virtual grid developed by Denso Maas technologies, Pods navigate, plan and avoid other Pods, people, or any other would-be obstacle. Hailing one of these is as simple as pressing a button in the aPP (autonomous personal pod app). Through the aPP, users can develop their own mobility profile, reserving their own pod at the conclusion of their class. When it is raining, students enjoy the cascade waterfall effect on the exterior that carries the nostalgia of the days of their parents using a car-wash service. Specific portal entry for pods is the best part. The student arrives exactly where they had requested and disembarks in a covered zone. That is why I pod.
Problem: Distance + Weather. This solution seeks to offer an answer to the need of personal transportation through use of pods. The pure volume of vehicles is much more than this system can handle, but if used as a supplemental technology, it could be very effective in the 1st/last mile of transit.