1: I love how Virgil puts his foot down in wanting to get his Brother out of harms way.
2: The Mole.
3: I love the fact that Pod is also an assembly factory (save for Pod 4) and can put vehicles together on the spot rather than just bring the machinery with no modifications possible.
To me, this is a natural progression of IR's equipment in being able to improvise/adapt to situations if one scenario doesn't work.
This Generation of International Rescue's mining/digger machine is more compact compared to the 1965 counterpart, but that to me kinda makes sense as this allows it to be more mobile and versatile. Which is something that I noticed right away as it exited the Pod.
There is the drawback of not being to accommodate more passengers compared to the original, but that's the trade-off when it's made smaller.
The Thunderbirds being able to be piloted remotely is something I figured they would do. Considering by 2060 remote control tech would be much more sophisticated compared to that of what is capable of currently, it makes sense that the Tracy Brothers would be able to control their ships remotely from short distances.
If they can have an Iron Man suit controlled by remote in Iron Man 3, I don't see why IR can't be able to control their craft in that same manner either.