The wheels team makes a set of wheels deployed on pneumatic actuators that act like a scissor lift.
This system is used when the air bearings levitation fails. It is vital to the operation of the pod in an emergency. . As the pod start to move, is it the job of the wheels to initially get the pod going, then the main propulsion system (the linear induction motor) kicks in and does the rest.
February 2018: New Wheels Assembly