Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Sky cars to be built in Tel Aviv by 2015

  1. #1
    Senior Member United States skywizard's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th September 2013
    Dixieland - USA
    Thanked 6,928 Times in 1,027 Posts

    Sky cars to be built in Tel Aviv by 2015

    The skyTran system could help ease gridlocked roads

    An elevated network of sky cars is to be built in Tel Aviv.

    A 500m loop will be built on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) followed by a commercial network, according to skyTran, the company that will build it.

    Two-person vehicles will be suspended from elevated magnetic tracks, as an alternative transport method to congested roads, the firm promised.

    The system should be up and running by the end of 2015.

    The firm hopes the test track will prove that the technology works and lead to a commercial version of the network.

    The plan is to allow passengers to order a vehicle on their smartphone to meet them at a specific station and then head directly to their destination.

    The vehicles will achieve speeds of up to 70km/h (43mph) although the commercial rollout is expected to offer much faster vehicles.

    A number of skyTran projects are planned globally, including in India and the US, but will depend upon the success of the Israeli pilot.

    SkyTran, based at the Nasa research park in California, hopes to revolutionise public transport.

    Chief executive Jerry Sanders described the agreement to build a test track with IAI as a "breakthrough" for the project.

    Joe Dignan, an independent smart city expert, said the system represented "a hybrid between existing infrastructure and autonomous vehicles".

    "It will get the market in the mood for autonomous vehicles - it is not too scary, is cheaper than building out a train line and uses part of the urban landscape, 20 feet
    above ground, that isn't currently used."


    ~~ One foot in the Ancient World and the other in the Now ~~
    ~~ 'cuse me while I kiss the sky... Jimi Hendrix ~~
    ~~ Never stop looking for what's not there ~~
    ~~ Our past is just a story we tell ourselves ~~

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to skywizard For This Useful Post:

    Cearna (27th June 2014), Frances (26th June 2014), Juniper (27th June 2014), Ria (25th June 2014), Spiral (26th June 2014), Tonz (26th June 2014), Wolf Khan (26th June 2014)

  3. #2
    Senior Member Cearna's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th September 2013
    Blue Mountains NSW
    Thanked 6,042 Times in 1,040 Posts
    The chaos on Tel Aviv streets needs some real improvement, it used to be a nightmare, and probably still is. Japan has some overhead train traffic which works well on monorails. We had a monorail system for just a small part of Newcastle in Oz, which worked in itself nut not too well financially, so this system might work for those requiring speed and efficiency.
    You are what you are, no more, no less. The fact is, that all is not what it seems to be, some may be great, some may be small, but to your own want to be free, I say, you never were not free. It is what your own Self, gave yourself to be in, that's what makes you what you are. Loving kindness be upon you and yours.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Cearna For This Useful Post:

    skywizard (27th June 2014)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts