In present-day America men build gadget transportation models in their suburban garages and drag them to City Hall parking lots like this wacky Minnesota gadgetbhaner.
The J-POD web site is loads of fun. I especially liked the letters of support from Hennepin County Comissioner Mark Stenglein and Minneapolis Council President Barbara Johnson.
But one outspoken gadgetbahner disagrees:
Hello BillJamesMN. I don't believe that JPods or Personal automated mobility are worthy of Wikipedia articles. I did a Google search on "personal automated mobility" and got zero results, so this does not seem to be a common term. Also, JPods has been added and deleted at least a few times, and I can almost guarantee this latest version will get deleted too; see this note for a nice explanation of why it keeps getting deleted.
A Google search on JPods seems to return nothing meaningful except the JPods website, which contains very few details about the project. It seems to be a very immature concept at this point. But I may have missed something, so if there are reliable sources of detailed information on JPods, please point me to them. If reliable sources exist then maybe a short note on JPods could be added to the main PRT article. A Transportation Enthusiast 03:41, 30 July 2006
Why does A.T.E. stand in the way of innovation?