NEXT Future Transportation is a California-based mass-transportation and goods movement company that is commercializing a patented modular automated electric Pod, and the operating system that will bring its “Transportation-as-a-Service” solution to market at scale. NEXT’s solution is based on autonomous swarming Pods, which connect and disconnect while in full motion. Once connected, the interior space is shared, similar to a bus or lightrail vehicle. NEXT’s proprietary operating system reassigns passengers or goods from one vehicle to another – based on the final destination.
With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.