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UAE's first high-speed sky pod network showcased in Sharjah04:45

UAE's first high-speed sky pod network showcased in Sharjah

United Arab Emirates, Sharjah
January 14, 2021 at 18:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

A high-speed sky pod network was showcased at Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park on Thursday.

The suspended track system was designed by the Belarusian Unitsky String Technologies company (UST, Inc), and brought to life in collaboration with the UAE's Roads and Transport Authority and in partnership with UST's R&D (Research and development) Center 'Green Tech' in the United Arab Emirates.

"I want to underline specifically that when we talk about the safety of the string transport, it's much higher than the one of cars or trains. Why? Because when you look at the line of the string transport you will see that there are no arrows no crossroads, so pods go one by one, thus collision and road accidents are excluded," said Oleg Zaretskiy who acts as Chief Executive Officer at the UST rearch and development centre in United Arab Emirates.

The pods have a reported capacity of 2, 4, 6, and 40 passengers and can travel up to 150 kilometres (93 miles) per hour.

The system is due to start operating with passengers in March after the two-kilometre (1.2 mile) track is completed.

UAE's first high-speed sky pod network showcased in Sharjah04:45
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A high-speed sky pod network was showcased at Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park on Thursday.

The suspended track system was designed by the Belarusian Unitsky String Technologies company (UST, Inc), and brought to life in collaboration with the UAE's Roads and Transport Authority and in partnership with UST's R&D (Research and development) Center 'Green Tech' in the United Arab Emirates.

"I want to underline specifically that when we talk about the safety of the string transport, it's much higher than the one of cars or trains. Why? Because when you look at the line of the string transport you will see that there are no arrows no crossroads, so pods go one by one, thus collision and road accidents are excluded," said Oleg Zaretskiy who acts as Chief Executive Officer at the UST rearch and development centre in United Arab Emirates.

The pods have a reported capacity of 2, 4, 6, and 40 passengers and can travel up to 150 kilometres (93 miles) per hour.

The system is due to start operating with passengers in March after the two-kilometre (1.2 mile) track is completed.

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