South San Francisco transportation company dreaming of electric shuttles

In a workspace looking like a model train enthusiast’s dream come true, a South San Francisco transportation company is crafting a vision to revolutionize the region’s travel habits.

Amid a sweeping network of wooden tracks, prototype vehicles and elevated platforms, the Glydways team is fine-tuning an electric shuttle system imagined to help unclog the region’s traffic congestion.

Though the model appears slightly crude in its current setting, the company plans eventually to build an autonomous system of small electric cars that can be hailed on-demand like an Uber or Lyft.