The biggest problem in urban areas is congestion, which causes massive financial losses to economies, and leads to increasing levels of air pollution that in turn causes avoidable premature deaths, and inefficient use of energy. BeemCar has been designed specifically to tackle congestion at its core by providing a cost effective, zero carbon, energy efficient and attractive option to car users. It uses a mixture of existing technologies and is akin to a monorail with automobiles – pods – hanging under a lightweight beam. Each 4-seater pod is suspended from a drive unit that sits inside the hollow beam, mounted on low friction wheels that freewheel along tracks inside the beam. Linear Induction Motors (LIMs) provide the forward propulsion and braking, as the pods zip along at 50 km/hr (30mph), at half second intervals.