When I lived in Minneapolis the only way to get around if you did not have a car was the city bus or a taxi, now of course they have the light rail trains, and maybe some day commuters will be hopping into a futuristic pod.

It is called the J-Pod and it looks like something straight out of the Jetsons cartoon. It is a company based out of Minneapolis and relies completely on Solar Power. The company's founder Bill James describes this system as a way for us as a nation to break away from our dependency on foreign oil.

The first of these J-Pods is set to be built in Seacaucus New Jersey, and then hopefully in the Twin Cities someday. I think this is the coolest thing ever, and thankfully Bill and his staff will continue to push this concept forward so we may see these everywhere some day. For more information on J-Pods Click Here.