When I posted last night, I had no idea the term “pod cars” was already in use commercially. My usage of the term was completely coincidental. I read about pod cars later on a few news sites and at podcars.com. It’s definitely solving some interesting problems, and maybe they will even have a pivot to solve both fixed long-distance and medium-distance routes as well as short distance independent trips where the driver has autonomy over their time of departure, arrival, and route.
Thanks for reading this editorial clarification.