For the very first time, passengers have climbed aboard the debut service of Sharjah’s new uSky high-speed sky pods.
Developed by uSky Transport and Unitsky String Technologies of Belarus, the four-seater uCar takes less than one to travel the 400 metre test track at the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park. uSky Transport and Unitsky String Technologies of Belarus are developing a bigger test track that is expected to be ready by November, with further plans to eventually open a permanent commercial line.
The mode of transport could provide the inspiration for greener transport options for people in the future. It is also considered less invasive that others as it doesn’t require the demolition of homes or natural spaces and as the electrical motor within the pod can be powered by wind or solar energy, the transportation is considered a power-saving solution.
Should plans continue to progress for the pods, the technology could bring about a 20-minute commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.