Experience has shown that terrorists target buses and trains. They never target automobiles unless they are carrying prominent political figures. Clearly a pod with a maximum of four passengers is an unlikely terrorist target. The same argument applies to Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) stations which are small and numerous.
The steady stream of traffic provided by Personal Rapid Transit systems facilitates processing of passengers in facilities like airports. Pods could actually pass through the screening building between each screening station and then reload passengers who have been screened.
Personal security of females traveling alone at night has proven not to be a problem on the Morgantown PRT system. In over 30 years of operation, they have only had two incidents involving lone female passengers. Both involved verbal harassment only.
More Personal Rapid Transit Benefits:Flexible Economical Safe Secure Saves Time Sustainable Summary