Environment Transportation Take a Ride in Heathrow's Driverless Pod! (Video) By Michael Graham Richard Writer University of Ottawa Michael Graham Richard is a writer from Ottawa, Ontario. He worked for Treehugger for 11 years, covering science, technology, and transportation. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Michael Graham Richard Updated October 11, 2018 Screen capture. Youtube Share Twitter Pinterest Email Transportation Public Transportation Active Automotive Aviation This is kind of a follow up on what Lloyd and Sami wrote about the pods a little while ago (there was some controversy). For more background info on the pods, check out their posts here: -Podcars Almost Ready To Roll in London -Podcars Running At London's Heathrow Airport -Could Heathrow's Autonomous Podcars Be Scalable to City-Wide Use? But the main course today is this video which shows what it's like to ride in one of the pods: The main claimed benefits are that the pods "uses approximately 1,000 BTUs per passenger-mile, which makes it 50% more energy-efficient than buses or trains, and 70% more energy-efficient than private cars." This Fully Charged video also gives a good overview of the pods: Via Techspot See also: "I'm living proof the Model S is the safest car ever made!"