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If you love the principle of public transport but hate the thought of getting on it, you might want to invest heavily in Skytran. Billed as 'Personal Mobility for the 21st Century', this seriously innovative form of transport offers a light rail system with individual pods.

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Jump on anywhere along the route then relax as you float, the pods levitating magnetically above ground-level traffic. You'll get individual point-to-point transport without having to drive, smell other people's sweaty armpits, or even think (unless you want to work, that is). You won't have to wait at stop lights, and you won't get stuck in traffic jams either.

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The pods will fit two people, two suitcases and two carry-ons. They'll have internet access, and you can even call from one to another. Skytran travels at 45mph in the city and 150mph outside of it, and is electrically powered, so it's highly efficient to run. Could these little pods be the taxis of the future? RM

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