Sharjah’s eco-friendly sky pods to ferry passengers at 130kph

SourceGulf Today
SectorOil & Gas
CountryUAE

A SkyWay project’s unicar is being tested at the site.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Sharjah’s first high-speed electric sky pod will travel at 130kph, reducing traffic time and making travel much easier.
Oleg Zaretskiy, SkyWay Green Tech’s chief executive, said the cost of building the network was comparable or cheaper than laying new roads and required vastly less maintenance over time.
“From a distance, it may look like a cable car – but it is light-years away,” he said.
Ropes and rolling wheels restrict that format to low speeds because of friction and load. This Unitsky String Technology is more like a railroad, with wheels rolling on a rail,” he said.
“There is steel-to-steel friction so it means it consumes much less energy than cars. It is a power-saving solution, with an electrical motor that can be operated partly by solar or wind energy.”
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