In 2008 Google Inc. initiated Project 10^100 as a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. People from around the world submitted over 150,000 ideas that they wanted to bring to life.
"Drive innovation in public transportation" was one of the five winning ideas, voted on by the public. Google Inc. subsequently searched the globe and selected Shweeb as the organisation with the most forward looking transportation vision and with the relevant expertise to implement such an idea.
In September 2010 Google Inc. announced an investment of USD1m in SHL to assist with transit research and development. Shweeb will soon announce the location where we will build the first transit Shweeb for public use!
Source : Shweeb